(Source) – Former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders player Rob Konrad fell off a boat and swam for hours to the Palm Beach County shore, he told Palm Beach police.
The former NFL fullback said he left the Hillsboro Inlet in Deerfield Beach around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and that around 1 p.m. he tripped and fell overboard as his 36′ Grady White boat was on autopilot to the Bahamas.
Friends became concerned when he did not return by dinner time.
The Coast Guard says it dispatched a helicopter to look for Konrad and his 36-foot boat.
Palm Beach police Konrad reached land at 4:42 a.m. Thursday. He approached a gate in the 1800 block of South Ocean Boulevard and met with an officer working an off-duty detail. That officer then contacted Palm Beach police and asked for fire rescue and a patrol unit.
Konrad was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
Well this is nuts. I have my doubts about all the details of this story, but pretty amazing if it even close to true. Especially since I get tired after a couple laps of swimming in a pool I can stand in, cant imagine dealing with all the elements of the ocean.