A survivor of fatal Alaska crab boat tragedy said the crew went from â€œsleeping to swimming in about 10 minutesâ€ as rough seas and icing threatened to sink their boat.
â€œOn the 31st we just started listing really hard on the starboard side,â€ Dean Gribble Jr. said in a YouTube video he said he posted to answer some questions about what happened. â€œFrom sleeping to swimming was about 10 minutes. It happened really fast. Everybody was trying to get out. Everybody was doing everything they could and it was just really a (expletive) situation.â€
Gribble said they faced 20-footÂ seas, 40-mph winds and icy conditions.
â€œIâ€™ve fished for 20 years, I know that you do not make it,â€ he said. â€œEverybody can die in those situations and I knew thatâ€™s what we were going into. We were in the raft for about five hours.â€
â€˜From sleeping to swimming, it was about 10 minutes,â€™ says survivor of fishing boat sinking