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Overboard in the North Atlantic

January 3, 2014

Lobsterman John Aldridge fell off his boat 40 miles south of Montauk, while his mates were still asleep. And here’s the simple truth: “Almost every time a person went overboard in the North Atlantic, he drowned. Aldridge was resourceful: he managed to find other lobstermen’s buoys, and tie two together. He was lucky, the Coast Guard figured out where he likely went overboard and searched the area well. He was damned lucky. He survived.

The moral? Not to be the resourceful or lucky man overboard, but something more basic: Stay. In. The. Boat.

(Via Doug Rothkopf.)

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