A man who fell overboard while fishing alone a mile off Long Island’s southern coast thought he might drown as he drifted in the frigid sea for an hour.
John Signer of Holbrook was treated for severe hypothermia after his limbs went numb.
He fell from his boat off Moriches Inlet while trying to untangle a fishing line from his propeller
A private pilot spotted him in the water and radioed for help.
Two boats rushed to the rescue, one skippered by a tug boat captain, the other by a Manhattan lawyer who was on shore at his beach home in Westhampton when a neighbor told him about the fisherman in distress.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.