Man Floated Out to Sea on a Chunk of Ice, Held on Tight

An Alaska man was walking along the shoreline near Anchor Point Saturday morning with his girlfriend when the ice he was walking on broke free and drifted into Cook Inlet, taking him along with it. Amazingly, Jamie Snedden clung to the ice for nearly an hour, was rescued, and is expected to make a full recovery-though the 45-year-old was treated for hypothermia. When an Alaska Wildlife Trooper rowed out on an inflatable raft, he was 300 yards offshore and submerged with only his head and arms above water, clinging to a 5-foot-square chunk of ice. A fishing boat that was three miles away and heard the call for help also headed over and arrived simultaneously. (Newser)


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