Sailboat overturns on Tempe Town Lake

- Friday was a windy day in the Phoenix area. So windy, in fact, that a sailboat was overturned on Tempe Town Lake, sending two people onboard into the water.

According to Tempe Fire Department officials, at least one person had a life jacket on.

"We've sailed at almost this much, but this is the craziest we've ever seen it," said David Ball. For him and Charlie Harris, they initially thought the winds would be great for some sailing on the lake, but it ended with the boat capsizing.

"It got worse when we were out on the water," said Ball. "It started out OK and then it just got crazy."

The two fell into the shallow but very choppy waters, and watched their boat flip continuously.

"Worst case scenario, we lost our boat," said Harris. "But I mean, both of our lives were definitely safe."

 

 

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