View Full Version : What???? No Owl????

09-07-2004, 12:41 PM
The Associated Press
Published: Sep 4, 2004

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued a man and his cat who had been trying to ride out Hurricane Frances on the man's sailboat anchored in Biscayne Bay on Saturday.

Bob Mann had anchored his 45-foot boat days in the bay off Miami days earlier, Coast Guard officials said.

On Friday, he radioed the Coast Guard, asking for help getting his anchor unstuck. Because he was not in immediate danger, he was told to either cut his line or hire a commercial salvage operator to help him. He refused, officials said.

On Saturday, as winds in the bay reached 50 mph and the five-foot waves crashed against his boat, Mann contacted the Coast Guard again and asked to be rescued because he wanted to flee the storm.

Because Coast Guard ships could not safely reach Mann, a helicopter was sent to pick him up and his cat. They were lifted by cable onto the helicopter and taken to the Coast Guard air station in Opa-locka.

The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

09-07-2004, 07:49 PM
I love that story I used to read it all the time when I was a kid lol...

09-08-2004, 09:54 AM
That guy is seriously on drugs to want to ride out a hurricane in a sailboat!! :eek: :eek:

09-08-2004, 09:57 AM
That is Fantastic News,that that Gentleman,and his Cat,are safe!