My son and I went to the pass last night after the rain stopped. On the walk out I noticed a couple (man and women in late 20’s) walking on a sandbar in the Gulf. It’s a “fishing only beach” (as is the pass), but whatever, and we made our way to the pass. There was about 2 hours left of the outgoing, and the tide was ripping out. So much that we had trouble fishing our lighter jigs in the pass, they would just get swept out. It was approaching dusk, and a few boats were heading into the pass as usual. I then notice the couple from the sandbar made their way to the pass and started wading in, then swimming into a roaring rip, as if they were going to swim to the other side. In no time time, they were being swept out into the gulf. The last boat to enter the pass was jus to my right in the pass,the swimmers were to my left. I was getting out my phone to call 911, and stated waving at the boat, I saw that they took notice of the swimmers too, who were now frantically waving their arms in distress. The boat did a quick 180, headed back out and threw the swimmers a life ring on a rope, and then brought them on the boat, and then back to shore inside the pass. Needless to say, they were clearly intoxicated, and very lucky to be alive. If that boat didn’t notice them, or hadn’t been there at all, they were dead meat.
I’m not the best storyteller, but trust me, it was crazy to watch !