We talk with one of the WV jet skiers rescued from being hit by a cruise ship


“I was scared to death I was literally sitting there screaming what are we going to do because I didn’t know what we were going to do, I saw it coming closer and closer.” said, Skylar Penpasuglia.

It’s a Spring break that they will never forget, as two girls from Princeton, West Virginia, Skylar Penspauglia and Allison Garret are rescused by a Sheriff Deputy in the middle of the ocean. Over the phone, Penspauglia told WOAY, “We had just gotten to Florida, we had been here for about two maybe two and a half hours. We then decided we were going to go eat and do jet skis.” Little did the girls know, that this jet skiing adventure would change their lives, as they took off in their jet skis with a cruise ship nearby almost hitting them. “It flipped again but this time completely over and I couldn’t figure out how we were going to flip back over. But it had handles on it, so we flipped it over and we just tried to get back on and we just couldn’t get back on.” said, Penspauglia when she explained to WOAY what was happening to her seconds before she was rescued. Captain Doug Brown spotted the women in Port Canaveral and that is when Deputy Sheriff Taner Primmer came to the rescue.

“If it weren’t for him, I don’t know what we would have done.” said, Penspauglia.

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