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Shipwreck Survivor Recalls Experience

The only survivor of the overturned boat that left three football players lost at sea has recounted the details of his last moments with his friends. Shortly after the wreck, two of the NFL stars on the fishing trip apparently became delirious with exhaustion, took off their life vests and simply drifted out to sea, according to Nick Schuyler, who is recovering at a Tampa hospital. Schuyler spent many more hours sitting on the hull of the boat with his friend, William Bleakley. The pair openly talked of their demise. Eventually, Bleakley became sick with dehydration and hypothermia. Schuyler revived him using mouth to mouth, then Bleakley claimed to see a light in the distance, swam toward it, and was not seen again.