Mark Wheeler went overboard a few minutes before midnight. He was in the middle of Lake Michigan, 30 miles offshore in 40 knots of wind. As he fumbled for the lanyard to inflate his life jacket he watched his racing sailboat, Meridian X, disappear into the night at more than 18 knots. This is the remarkable story of how his friends got him back. We produced this video with writer Jeffrey Moag at the helm and support from the United States Coast Guard. The directive of this project was to tell this captivating story of hope and determination, while stressing the importance of safety. You can read Jeffrey’s full article here.

United States Coast Guard

Production Company:
Nomad Media

Jeffrey Moag

Director of Photography:
Kyle Head

Ryan Bedall

Production Sound Mixer:
Ryan Bedall

Kyle Head

Audio Post-Production:
Kyle Head

Panasonic AU-EVA1

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art

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