Thursday, September 6, 2018

His boat lost power in the Bahamas. He ended up in Charleston.

Nelson McIntosh visits with his sisters Ruth (right) and Marb in the hospital on Oct. 8, 1986. Brad Nettles/Staff

By Tony Bartelme

In 1986, Nelson McIntosh was in his 35-foot powerboat crossing between the Bahamas and Florida when a storm hit and he lost power.

“The boat just fell apart, and I started to drift,” he recalled.

Day after day passed. Waves swamped the boat. He had almost nothing to eat.  Read more >>