Video: NY lobsterman rescued 12 hours after falling off boat, floating 40 miles

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

John Aldridge was rescued after spending 12 hours treading water in the south of Montauk in the Atlantic Ocean.

The whole time he kept calm and collected, and never gave up hope of rescue. He flipped his boots upside down and filled them with air so he could keep his head above the water. On the first night he saw fins surrounding him, but kept calm and was not attacked.

The Coast Guard and rescue team spent 9 hours searching in the wrong direction until they found him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment