- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man who spent more than four hours in the ocean after he fell off his boat in a storm far off southern New Jersey thanks his rescuers.

Damian Sexton was reunited with a Coast Guard helicopter crew in Atlantic City on Wednesday.

Sexton and a friend were going fishing on his 39-foot boat when he fell overboard on Saturday night. His friend did not know how to operate the vessel and called for help on the radio.

Sexton treaded water about 44 miles east of Cape May until he was spotted by a cargo ship, which threw him a flotation device. He managed to swim back to his boat, but was too weak to get aboard.

A rescue swimmer helped hoist Sexton aboard a Coast Guard helicopter early Sunday.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide