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Another 'Only in Florida' story...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 11:11AM
Ex-Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad encountered shark, biting jellyfish during 16-hour swim for survival

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — The former NFL fullback entered the room with a wobble in his walk, and needed assistance climbing a podium so he could face a media throng and discuss his death-defying 16-hour swim to shore.

Rob Konrad sipped from a bottle of water, his efforts to rehydrate ongoing four days after the episode. His wife sat at his side rubbing his leg in support, and tears welled in their eyes as he spoke Monday.

"Happy to be here," he began with a wry smile.

"I shouldn't be here," he said later, his voice cracking.

I especially like this part:

Even endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was impressed.

"It's an incredible story," Nyad said. "Taking his life in his hands and deciding he was going to save himself, I admire him."

Site relevance: It's unconfirmed but it's rumored that during his ordeal, he wished he had an Apple Watch with LTE. Or maybe a life jacket. Or an iPhone with Find My Phone enabled. As I say, as yet unconfirmed.

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Re: Another 'Only in Florida' story...
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 15, 2019 12:14PM
Why did he have to swim for 16 hours?


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Re: Another 'Only in Florida' story...
Posted by: timg
Date: April 15, 2019 12:40PM
This story is from 2015. His boat was apparently on autopilot or something and just kept going once he fell off.

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Re: Another 'Only in Florida' story...
Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 15, 2019 12:42PM
That was from 2015...

Dang, beat me to it.

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Re: Another 'Only in Florida' story...
Posted by: mstudio
Date: April 15, 2019 07:58PM
Wait, what? It happened in 2015 and he just made it to shore now???
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