Ex-Dolphins player falls in ocean, survives by swimming 9 miles to land

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According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Konrad fell into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday and only survived because he was able to swim nine miles to shore. The Coast Guard told WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., that Konrad was picked up at 4:40 a.m. on Thursday and taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

Konrad had been fishing by himself when he fell in the ocean. According to the Coast Guard, Konrad’s boat was on cruise control when he went overboard, so the boat continued on its predetermined route.

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