Footage was shot off of the boat of Chris Molineaux of the Rhode Island Nation.
Practicing for last week's B.A.S.S. Nation event, some anglers including Joe Holland find a couple in distress. Watch as the rescue unfolds.
Don Barone asked Joe about this event, and here is what he said.
"I was out pre-fishing by this island and I kept seeing sailboats go around the island, didn't think much of it but the waves were building, were up to 3 to 4 feet, so I'm fishing and I look over at the island again and I see something strange and the more I look at it I see it is the top of a sail, so I drop everything and fly over that way and when I get there I see two people in the water."
"It was tough keeping my boat from slamming into the sailboat but I finally got it up close and first threw a life jacket to the man who didn't have one one, then I pulled the lady up onto my boat, she was in pretty bad shape, really shaking a lot with deep tremors, then I maneuvered my so the man could climb up the ladder in the back, but he was pretty spent so I helped him in and then he just collapsed on the back deck of my boat."
"The couple were in their 70's and from Canada, so once I got them secured I just drove back over to the port that they launched from, there were a bunch of people looking for them so they helped them off my boat, I saw there was an ambulance waiting…"
"…and then I just went back to pre-fishing for the Nation divisional."