Recovering Addict Saved From Drowning By Boatful Of Partying Priests
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Jimmy MacDonald, a drug abuse counselor and a recovering addict found himself in a bit of a jam during a recent kayaking trip when his boat capsized after being separated from his family during a recent (not SO recent, this story is from 2020) outing to Lake George near Albany NY.
Caught in choppy waters and wearing a life preserver that did not fit him correctly, MacDonald feared he was going to die and prayed for a miracle. God having maybe a sense of irony and humor at the same time responded by sending a Tiki party boat full of partying priests his way.
Greg Barrett, captain of a Tiki Tour boat that was carrying a group of partying priests spotted Macdonald in the water and saw he was in distress, so he turned his craft towards him and he and the priests pulled MacDonald out of the water. The irony was not lost on MacDonald “How funny is it that I’ve been sober for seven years and I get saved by a tiki bar?” he said.