A fisherman spent a night adrift in a 4-by-4 foot plastic fish crate after his boat was hit by big waves and overturned off the coast of Alaska.A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted Ryan Harris, 19, of Sitka, from his plastic "lifeboat" on Saturday, more than 24 hours after the boat sank on Friday, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday.Harris told the newspaper he gave himself pep talks and sang "Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" to keep his spirits up.His fellow crewmember managed to get into a survival suit and washed ashore on a beach after his own night afloat. Two hours before Harris' rescue, crewmate Stonie "Mac" Huffman was rescued from a beach.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Most Dangerous Catch
Two fishermen swept off of a fishing boat off of Sitka Alaska manage to stay alive.