Colorado couple sells all their belongings to sail world on boat, it sinks in 2 days

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. - A Colorado couple will have to start over for a second time after an accident left them without a home.

The couple sold all of their belongings and bought a 28-foot sailboat with plans to travel the Gulf, but two days into their adventure, it sunk after they tried to navigate through St. John's Pass.

The couple watched as water rushed inside, destroying everything they owned.

"Everything I've worked for, everything I've owned since I was a child, I brought with me. It's just floating away and there's nothing I can do," said Nikki Walsh.

"I had my ID, a little bit of cash. Nikki had some clothes in her hands," said Tanner Broadwell.

Storms often shift the channel leading to the docks.

They say it will cost an estimated $6,700 to remove their sunken boat from the Gulf and are trying to figure out how to pay for that, but they say they aren't giving up on their adventure.

"The boat sank," said Broadwell.

"Our dreams didn't sink with the boat," said Walsh.


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