Nelson McIntosh visits with his sisters Ruth (right) and Marb in the hospital on Oct. 8, 1986. Brad Nettles/Staff
By Tony Bartelme
In 1986, Nelson McIntosh was in his 35-foot powerboat crossing between the Bahamas and Florida when a storm hit and he lost power.
“The boat just fell apart, and I started to drift,” he recalled.
Day after day passed. Waves swamped the boat. He had almost nothing to eat. Read more >>