Kenneth R. Nicolle helped to save Victor A. Gosbee and four others from drowning, Guernsey Cove, Prince Edward Island, July 22, 1983. Gosbee, 33, fisherman, and his crew of four were aboard his 42-foot fishing boat in the Northumberland Strait of the Atlantic Ocean when severe weather arose. Heavy seas swamped the boat, causing it to lose power and to begin sinking. When Gosbee and his crew did not return to the harbor, Nicolle, 36, fisherman, and another man set out to search for them in the other man’s boat, despite the high seas, winds at 50 m.p.h., and poor visibility. After an hour, they located Gosbee’s boat, which was almost completely submerged, about one mile off shore and helped Gosbee and two of the crew aboard. The other two crewmembers, adrift, were located a half-mile away. With great difficulty in maneuvering their craft through the narrow entrance of a harbor, Nicolle and the other man returned Gosbee and his crew to safety.
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