Footage of the incident was captured on a GoPro camera Stolte activated before they left port.
'A blessing from God'
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rudder slipped from my hand that the stern went under. When they say accidents happen fast, it literally happened fast.
Moments later the 30 year old boat dropped about 13 feet to the bottom of the lake. It was later located and recovered by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office using sonar imaging devices.
"It was sail able and floatable when I got it."
"In my mind, I thought this is going to be fun trying to get it tipped over because it's larger. My partner, it was her third time out being in a sailboat. It was probably more unexpected for her.
No boats were in the vicinity when the incident happened three quarters of a mile from shore.
An avid sailor, Stolte checked the weather before leaving and found it to be "typical." He said a sudden gust of wind made him release the rudder and caused the boat to make an unexpected jib turn. The sail flung overhead, catching the wind and flipping the boat. The crew swam away from entanglements.
Crew of sunken sailboat had 14 seconds to react
"The boom and main sail were lost," he said. "Otherwise, a side was a little sanded down that was laying on the bottom of the lake. All of the stuff I'm doing with it now was part of the restoration I was doing.
Chris Stolte, 23, and Chanel Volpel, 22, both of Fond du Lac, were stranded on Lake Winnebago, with limited supplies. Most of their equipment was trapped inside the hull when the boat went down. "I was able to call 911 from my cell phone out in the middle of the lake. The operator worked to get the Sheriff's Department. The sheriff showed up with a boat about 30 minutes after I initiated the phone Nike Air Max 90 Full Black
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are going out. You never know when an accident is going to happen.
call. We stayed next to each other the whole time."
"Little did I know it would be sinking. It was 14 seconds from when the rudder slipped from my hand that the stern went under. When they say accidents happen fast, it literally happened fast."
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