Lobsterman falls overboard, rescued 43 MILES AWAY from his boat

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A lobsterman fell overboard Tuesday night and had to tread water for 12 hours before being found alive 43 miles off the coast of Long Island.

Fighting to keep his head above water, Jonathan Aldridge was pulled from the sea by a Coast Guard helicopter after a frantic search on Wednesday.

The captain said he fell off the Anna Mary lobster boat. Crews alerted the Coast Guard after they noticed Aldridge was missing.

The search covered more than 650 square miles trying to find him before he was spotted by helicopter 43 miles off Montauk. He kept himself afloat with the help of his rubber boots.

Aldridge was treated for dehydration, exposure, and hypothermia, but is expected to return back to work this weekend.

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