I have had someone ask me about a potential water landing at the Invasion Boogie. Word was the jumper landed about half a mile into the ocean and had to tread water for around 30 minutes until someone was able to come get them that far out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ocean Water temps look to be in the mid/upper 60's so hypothermia was a possibility but not likely with only 30 minutes in the water.
Does anyone know if inflation gear was being required on all the jumps or just the beach jumps? Was it being verified that inflation gear was on jumpers if they were on the beach jumps or was it just advised to have it? Was a boat standing by for rescue or did they have to find one to then get into the ocean with?
I know the Invasion Boogie had multiple planes flying at the same time but does anyone know any more details on this jump?