John Aldridge

Lobsterman

John Aldridge is an Offshore Lobsterman from Montauk, NY. On July 24th for a routine two day fishing trip. John took first watch, and set the boat on auto-pilot for the eight hour ...read more

John Aldridge is an Offshore Lobsterman from Montauk, NY. On July 24th for a routine two day fishing trip. John took first watch, and set the boat on auto-pilot for the eight hour trip towards the first set of traps. While his two man crew slept, he went to ice up the holding tanks on the back deck. As he moved two 110-pound stacked coolers, a handle snapped — sending John off the back of the boat. For nearly 12 hours John floated alone in the Atlantic Ocean, using his boots as a floatation device. Why did the Coast Guard find him alive? Dying wasn’t an option…

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