Adrift in Gulf for 2 hours, ice chest saves Texas angler

May 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

A Texas fisherman thrown into the Gulf during a boating accident near Galveston Monday night was rescued about a half-mile offshore after clinging to an ice chest for two hours. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted Jorge Rene Romano, of Houston, and directed rescue personnel to his location. He was not wearing a PFD. “When the beach patrol got him, he had a death grip on the ice chest,” said Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis. “He wouldn’t let it go, and I don’t blame him. It was a miracle this guy lived.” Galveston County Daily News.
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