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The fact that the soldiers who roped down from helicopters to the lead Turkish ferry were unprepared to subdue its passengers without using lethal force only compounded the error.
After the pararescuemen safely fast roped down into the water, the HH-60G disappeared into the sky and circled the area before coming back to pick up the team.
Children building sandcastles on the beach were joined by a host of marines who were roped down from helicopters above.