January 13, 2017
Matt Grabert and his friend, Jake Duhe were on an early morning duck hunting excursion on a frigid Saturday morning, heading down the Mississippi River when their boat tipped and threw them into the ice cold water.
Fortunately, the capsized boat was spotted by a passing ship and a call was made for rescue. A nearby pilot boat responded to the situation and rescued them.
They got medical attention and survived a harrowing ordeal. Grabert thanked his rescuers, who included Capt. Warren Nelson, Watchman Philip Crovetto, Capt. Dana Wright and Deckhand Roman Lewis.