This sketch was done from under the causeway. The skies had opened up but we weren’t affected because we were parked under the bridge. There were a couple of sailboats on the water.
People live in these boats. We tried to imagine living in a boat during a storm like this. It rained so hard that you couldn’t see the power plant or the Fort Pierce causeway.
As the rain let up, we noticed people going out onto the pier and pointing at the water. We couldn’t see anything at first. Police started to show up and they walked to the pier in long yellow raincoats. Then a fire truck came, and other emergency vehicles. John said he saw something in the water….we didn’t get out of the car because it was still raining. We couldn’t figure out what was in the water because of the waves and rain.
More first responders showed up….then a police boat. The police boat slowly moved through the water. We saw it stop, then we saw activity. It looked like there was a dinghy in the water, floating away from us. The police boat came back to the pier and two men got off, soaking wet. They were waiting for something, we couldn’t see what they were looking at. An ambulance pulled up. The EMT’s pulled their equipment down to the pier and they came back with what looked to be a woman. The two men walked toward their cars. The EMT took the woman away and the police boat searched the water a bit then retrieved the boat and tied it up at the pier.
Not sure what happened but we did overhear one of the gentlemen say that they were holding the woman’s head above the water. I guess we’ll never know the whole story but that’s the story behind this sketch…..