Where Credit is Due September 2012 Issue

Where Credit is Due: September 2012

Brewer Pilot’s Point - Marina in westBrook

I was on the last leg of a six-day sailing trip heading back to Branford, Conn., when I badly injured my hand. As I was checking the engine’s V-drive housing, my hand made contact with the spinning flange on the propeller shaft, mangling two of my fingers. One of my companions administered first aid, but it was obvious I needed medical attention quickly. The wounds were very deep, and there was a real possibility I could lose my fingertips.

Westbrook was the closest port, and having stayed at Brewer Pilot’s Point (www.byy.com) many years before, I knew it would be an easy harbor to enter for my inexperienced crew.

We contacted the folks at Pilot’s Point in Westbrook, and they jumped into action. They gave my crew clear instructions and told us they would be of any assistance we needed. They directed us to the service dock, and within minutes, employee Kris Schmid advised us he had contacted the ambulance and EMTs. They arrived shortly after that and transported me to the hospital for treatment.

I want PS readers to know how well I was treated by the Pilot’s Point staff and how much I appreciate their assistance and genuine concern, and how impressed I am with their professionalism and skill in dealing with my emergency.

Hendrik J. Hali

Windrider, Pearson 365

Milford, Conn.

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