The Coast Guard Rescues a Woman Who Fell Off a Boat . . . After Her Husband Didn’t Realize She Was Gone

Well, no matter HOW angry you’ve made your wife lately, at least you aren’t this guy.

A husband and wife were sailing from Newport, Rhode Island to East Greenwich, Rhode Island on their 39-foot sailboat on Friday afternoon.  And at some point the woman FELL OVERBOARD.

She managed to swim to an island, and the Coast Guard rescued her around 4:00 A.M. on Saturday.

Why did it take them so long?  It’s because her husband DIDN’T REALIZE she was gone.  He thought she’d just been below deck the whole time . . . and he didn’t figure out she was missing until he stopped sailing around 2:00 A.M.

The woman had mild hypothermia . . . from being in the water, not the cold-blooded anger that was coursing through her veins for the half a day she was stranded on the island.  She wound up refusing medical attention.