Almost 40 fishermen and others who work on the water participated in safety and survival training Thursday at the Coast Guard's Station Gloucester.

Little did they know that session would provide a real-life safety incident.

According to Nina Groppo of the Fishing Partnership and Support Services, one of the participants encountered a problem during an in-water drill when his survival suit inadvertently opened as he was trying to get into a life raft and instructors had to fetch him out of the water.

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