Man Spent 26 Hours Adrift In Plastic Crate After Boat Capsized In Frigid Alaskan Ocean

Man Spent 26 Hours Adrift In Plastic Crate After Boat Capsized In Frigid Alaskan Ocean
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A fisherman miraculously survived a night floating adrift in the frigid Alaskan sea by floating in a small plastic crate after his boat capsized.

Ryan Harris, 19, was thrown into the Pacific Ocean near Sitka when his two-man boat succumbed to the choppy, freezing waters.


Harris was rescued from the 4ft-by-4ft fish bin approximately 26 hours after the boat sank by a coastguard helicopter.

Harris kept himself busy and his spirits high by talking and singing to himself.

Stonie “Mac” Huffman, Harris’ crew mate, was rescued the next morning, from a beach about 25 miles north-west of Alaskan city Sitka.

Shockingly, neither man had hypothermia after from the frigid 46 degree Fahrenheit weather.

“It’s truly a miracle they survived,” said Sitka Mountain Rescue Director Don Kluting, who helped in the search.

“I never thought I was going to die, but I was worried about Mac,” said Mr Harris. “I’m glad to be here.”

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