shipwreck link of the day
Commercial fisherman Robert Graham, 62, survived 18 hours of treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after he was lost overboard from his fishing vessel. When rescued by another fishing boat, he was hypothermic but was reported in stable condition by a hospital. Graham, who was not wearing a flotation device, stuffed his clothing with seaweed in an effort to remain buoyant, a move the Coast Guard credits with saving his life.
"He was actually pretty smart about it," said an admiring Coast Guard Petty Officer Phillip Wilson, adding that Wilson is expected to recover fully.