Now .. they are back on DRY LAND after a difficult day out at sea. The Coast Guard rescued a shrimp boat and its crew that called for HELP. The rough seas of the nor'easter ..caused the boat to take on water! Channel 4's Tarik Minor was there when the fisherman were brought safely ashore .. he is joining us now LIVE from Mayport .. Tarik, they must have been just SO relieved? 3 3 00-058-1214-1832-3642- 461:00-1:049 hours after the captain, reported that this shrimp boat was sinking.. The Sea King comes to shore with all four crew members intact. 07:44:12"more like hell on earth I guess, it was hectic." 07:42:22"we were 30 miles off shore just a few days ago, we just happened to be working our way home, so it's a good thing we were close..that's what i'm saying the man upstairs was looking out."Hours of anxiety, turned into relief for the shrimpers families who received frantic phone calls this morning from their loved ones out at sea. áá07:45:14"it was terryifing, heartwrenching, just calling them as much as they can and they are alright, we are thanking god we are thanking god." 07:43:06"it was horrible, I was with his mom just waiting to hear something, i'm just happy they are home."Crew members say 6 - 8 foot seas, punched a hole in the hull of the boat while they were two to three miles off the coast of Ponte Vedre Beach. The crew called the coast guard by radio. 07:29:43"it was taking on water at a high rate of speed, we took them a pump which was unable to keep up with the flooding it was a dangerous situation, 6-8 foot seas out there right now."A second pump delivered to boat enabled crews to keep up with the water, giving the Coast Guard the chance to tow the boat back to this dock in Mayport. Shrimpers onboard say this it the experience of a lifetime, they say they WERE close to going under.07:44:23"move as fast as you can, communicate with everybody and make sure you weren't dead in the water, the water was right near the engine if we had missed it and not noticed it, a minute later we would have been dead in the water." 3 Tarik, have the crew members you spoke with been through a similar situation... their boat taking on water? They have. They have had to call the coast guard. But this was a close call because the boat was taking on a lot of water.