• Tragic Ending For Elderly Couple On Sailing Vacation



    The Bavaria 44' Vagant sails unattended into Lambeau Reef, Tobago after a tragic accident
    during its voyage from the Canary Islands.



    All images ©Derek Whitling




    Stan and Elizabeth Dabrowny were 400 nm east of the Caribbean Islands of Barbados when Stan (74)
    fell overboard. Elizabeth ( 69 ) did not have any sailing experience and could not turn the boat around, but managed
    to throw a couple life rings overboard before the boat sailed away. Elizabeth managed to contact her daughter
    via satellite and coordinated a rescue by M/V Orange Star and was taken safely off and is en rout to Brazil.

    Stan has not been heard from, although the family hopes a passing vessel may have come upon him.





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