Coast Guard rescues fisherman John Aldridge floating more than 40 miles off Montauk

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a fisherman who had been last seen off the shores of Montauk this morning. John Aldridge was found alive

Aldridge was reported missing from his vessel Wednesday

Aldridge was reported missing from his vessel Wednesday morning. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

MONTAUK - The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a fisherman who had been last seen off the shores of Montauk this morning.

John Aldridge was found alive about 43 miles south of Montauk, and was treated for dehydration, exposure and hypothermia. A fisherman who was in the same boat as Aldridge called in for help at around 6 a.m. when he first noticed Aldridge was missing. 

Coast Guard officials joined forces with local fishing vessels and good Samaritans to help locate Aldridge, a search that took more than eight hours to complete.
 

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