Montauk Lobsterman John Aldridge’s Lost at Sea Story Told on ‘Alive’

In an episode titled “Lost at Sea,” Weather Channel Films’ Alive tells the story of how John Aldridge, a Montauk lobsterman, fell off a fishing boat and managed to survive for more than 12 hours before he was rescued by the Coast Guard this past July.

Through a series of interviews with Aldridge himself, his shipmate, and Coast Guard members—and a number of a reenactments—his harrowing tale is conveyed.

Aldridge describes staying afloat using his boots and swimming from buoy to buoy.

Watch the full 12-minute episode:

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