‘I knew I was not going to die out there,’ says man who spent night at sea

RED BANK — Dylan Gowan’s day on Tuesday was hectic from the start. The 19-year-old and his friend were riding WaveRunners off the beach in Highlands when his friend decided to ride to Brooklyn. Once there, his friend’s personal watercraft ran out of gas, perhaps a sign of what was to come. Gowan drove his car…

Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “‘I knew I was not going to die out there,’ says man who spent night at sea”

  1. Astraea said at 7:36 am on August 13th, 2015:

    I don’t know anything about WaveRunners, but what are their design limitations? Should someone attempt to cross lower New York Bay, from Brooklyn to the Highlands area, using one?

  2. Mike Harmon said at 9:58 am on August 13th, 2015:

    A wonderful happy ending to a very exciting well-written story. It brought a tear to my eye as so many of these things end tragically. I can not imagine what it is like to be out in that channel in the dark. Somehow he found that beacon or the beacon found him…

    If anyone knows Kerry, she is a very nice and caring person. If she finds your lost pet she does everything she can to get it back home.

    I also saw some of the very concerned officials and volunteers from Highlands who put in a long night looking for Dylan – who is also a multi-agency volunteer. There were lots of prayers…answered yesterday.

    The Gowans lost their home in Sandy and had a nerve wracked night looking for their son. When Dylan is finally allowed out-of-sight of his mom, I would bet he never is allowed out on the water without his cell phone…kids listen to your mothers…