We are the Burlesons and we were part of the 4th of July boat parade on Lake Murray. We were the second to last boat in line and while following the procession the water became violent with wakes from the passing boats. Our boat was a small 16ft 1983 beechcraft. As our nose dipped from going over one wake, another huge one went straight over the open bow and over took our boat. Luckily myself, my husband, and our two boys made it out with minor cuts and bruises. However the boat was gone in seconds. Along with a lot of our belongings like all our cell phones, truck keys, tools, etc.
So many of you have asked to start a gofundme to help with getting the boat out, as we are required to by law in a timely fashion. We have received so many offers for assistance it has been truly amazing. Currently we still need to pay for the recovery divers. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as we are a single income military family who just got stationed here. We are dealing with a family memeber dying of cancer, our home hvac system just went out, and our transmission on my van. So we have no savings left to put towards this cost. Thank you all again for all the love and support.