A 47-year-old Canadian man is lucky to be alive after
he fell overboard from his sailboat and spent more than 12 hours overnight
treading water in Lake Erie — without a life jacket.
Paul Epp Jr., of Welland, Ontario, somehow managed to
stay afloat in the lake from Saturday night until 11:45 a.m. today when
he was rescued by Canadian and U.S. authorities who had spent the entire
night searching for him.
rescuers plucked Epp from the waters, he was alert, talking, and suffering
from mild hypothermia. The lake temperature off of Buffalo is 66 degrees,
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