"I put one arm up on the rail and was pushing up on Larry's body with my other hand to try and get him somewhat out of the water," Riley said. "It took five or six crew to drag him up on deck through the lifelines. They started CPR right away. When I saw everybody was out of the water I swam around to the stern and climbed up the transom ladder."
By that time, Burns had gotten Twin Flyer under enough control that Young was able to get aboard and start sweeping the area for survivors. He saw the tennis shoe he had lost still floating and used it as a reference point. On X-Dream, Riley saw that Klein was getting maximum attention on deck and went below to check on the three others, who were heaving up saltwater.
"They looked terrible . . . absolutely horrible," he said. "I yelled at them to keep them awake and from going unconscious."
Then Riley went back on deck to help the X-Dream crew drop its main sail and account for everybody. Young sailed Twin Flyer back over the area several times.
Riley yelled to Moller, "Let's go!" They motored flat-out toward the St. Francis Yacht Club.
A Coast Guard launch intercepted them and a crew member took over CPR on Klein, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead at the California Pacific Medical Center at 5:56 p.m.
Young figures he swam about a quarter-mile chasing Twin Flyer. He and Riley estimated they were all in the water about 15 minutes--an eternity under the circumstances.
A coroner's report on Klein said there was no evidence of trauma or drowning, which seemed surprising. Witnesses described foam around Klein's mouth. Cardiac arrest was suggested.
"I didn't think hypothermia was a factor (in Klein's death)," Riley said. "(The water) felt cold, but it didn't feel numbing to me."
Lou Marselli, a member of the Dolphin Swim and Boat Club in San Francisco, said, "The water's 60 degrees (now). We have people here swimming in it for over an hour. Fifteen minutes doesn't seem like a very long time."
But if a person is wearing rubber boots and isn't otherwise dressed for swimming, and other boats in the area fail to help, 15 minutes can be fatal.