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

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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