Once the water started coming in, the boat sank in just fifteen seconds.
What saved the pair was they both had their life jackets already on, and Chris had his cell phone in a water tight container so he was able to call for help. Chris told WFRV's Donald Robinson that boaters should, "make sure they have all their required safety gear and some sort of communication device with them."
The pair was not hurt and the boat has been recovered.
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