Lots of boats (dagger, LL, Pyranha) have the metal side rail design for the bulkhead. Its not clear if the foot was wedged, and the act of getting it out bent up the metal, or of the metal got bent first by a hit or dent to the nose somehow (or maybe combo). This seems to be a pretty rare incident, but still it makes you think about the entrapment hazards in your own boat. I have heard a few similar stories about peoples shoes getting caught up in bulkhead screws or hardware.
You could take the metal rail system out and simply foam the bulkhead out I guess. I have a jackson villain, and they did away with the metal side rails, so there is potentially less to get your legs snagged on (I like the jackson bulkhead design). The center pillars could get damaged and potentially block exit, so I don't think that there is a system that is 100% fool proof.
When you guys get time it would be interesting to hear more about how and where you got the ropes on the boat and what the rescue process was (ie what was successful and what wasn't). The hazard to avoid is great info. I also think we can learn a lot from what you guys did in such a technical rescue.
Thanks for sharing the info with the community.