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Paul Friedman & Waterdog
Part-time sailor dies prepping for Hurricane Dorian
September 11, 2019

or many the news about Hurricane Dorian’s visit September 5-6 was that it didn’t cause the damage we feared. Unfortunately, more serious news came from Dorian’s visit.

Paul Friedman, age 63, passed away Wednesday before Hurricane Dorian. Paul lived in Mississippi and, for the last several years, traveled to Sea Harbour Yacht club to visit his Pacific Seacraft 44 sailboat, Waterdog.

Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017

Friedman had stepped out of the companionway into the cockpit and was preparing to hand off ropes to another boat when he collapsed on deck. Two fellow Sea Harbour sailors began initial life saving measures, continuing until EMTs arrived.

Paul was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Friedman did not have children and was visiting Oriental with his significant other, Kara.

Posted Wednesday September 11, 2019 by Allison DeWeese

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