Had a good but long 3 days covering the annual boat races in San Diego.
10 hours each day on the water
in the hot sun.Nearly baked
We had 4 rescue boats, each with a diver and paramedic stationed inside the course. Luckily very few accidents and the two that did occured at the other end of the course. So didn't have to deploy my diver but stood by on several close calls.
They ran a variety of boats ,witht he unlimiteds being the highlight of the day. More like F16s than boats !
It amazed me the huge wall of water these things threw up when at top speed. I got a few photos, but could only shoot when they were slowing up as quick response was our first concern during the actual races.
The only major incident involved a flip at high speed in the unlimited lite class and the driver ended up unconscious face down in the water.
Glad to say the other RIB recovered him and got him over to lifeflight who medivac'd him and is doing well.