Friday, October 31, 2008

FWB official's daughter injured in fatal sailing accident

FORT WALTON BEACH - A woman is on her way home after fighting for her life following a boating accident that killed one person and injured three others, including herself. Tracy Garvie, co-owner of GLC Construction and daughter of Fort Walton Beach City Councilman Bill Garvie, was on a sailboat about 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J., when what may have been a rogue wave overturned the 44-foot boat. The three sailors had to bail water from the sinking vessel for 12 hours before they were rescued. One of the sailors, 65-year-old Phil Rubright of Detroit, drowned after a failed rescue attempt that also injured a Coast Guard swimmer.

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