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Friday, November 25, 2022

In a remarkable act of service and good fortune, a man reported missing from the Carnival Valor sailing in the Gulf of Mexico was found in the water and rescued on Thursday, according to the US Coast Guard.

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Said the man: "Please don't put me back on that ship!"

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-11-25 02:10 PM | Reply

In a Coast Guard drownproofing class I took in the '70s they told us about a guy who spent 2 days floating in the Mediterranean after he fell overboard from a Navy ship.

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2022-11-25 03:46 PM | Reply

I've had water survival training and it's surprising what can be made into a life preserver when you don't have one. Even boots, which can be taken off, turned upside down, pushed into the water where air is trapped inside and put under your armpits. Who would have thought of such without the training?

#3 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-11-25 04:34 PM | Reply

Coast Guard "downproofing" didn't involve any equipment. It was a survival technique that let you float and breath with minimum effort. To pass the course you had to go out to the middle of the swimming pool and stay there for an hour. I though it was going to be an ordeal. I promptly went to sleep and napped the whole hour.

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2022-11-25 05:03 PM | Reply

That is indeed a miracle. And he was found and rescued at night, no less.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-25 05:59 PM | Reply

Reports are that he was drinking and left to go to the bathroom. How in the world could he fall overboard?

#6 | Posted by wolfdog at 2022-11-25 09:31 PM | Reply

If it were really a miracle he would have walked to shore. WWJD?

#7 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-26 07:10 AM | Reply

#6
And therein lies a tale ... .

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-11-26 12:26 PM | Reply

"How in the world could he fall overboard?"

#6 | POSTED BY WOLFDOG

I'll mark down "gravity" as something else you know nothing about.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-26 07:21 PM | Reply

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