VIDEO: The Moment Former NFL Player Rob Konrad Pulled Himself Ashore After a 16-Hour, Nine Mile Swim to Safety Through Shark-Infested Water After Falling From His Boat

VIDEO: The Moment Former NFL Player Rob Konrad Pulled Himself Ashore After a 16-Hour, Nine Mile Swim to Safety Through Shark-Infested Water After Falling From His Boat

If you found yourself adrift at sea in shark-infested waters, what would you do? Would you be able to keep calm and survive? Former NFL fullback Rob Konrad did, as he pulled himself together and made a treacherous swim back to shore that took hours and encompassed over nine miles.

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Newly released video shows a panting Rob Konrad looking to speak to his family after surviving an arduous swim for his life.

The former fullback for the Miami Dolphins, 38, was picked up by police near the south Florida coast following an ordeal that started when a wave knocked him off his boat and the vessel went on without him on autopilot.

Police video sees Mr Konrad, his hair still wet from his swim, sitting with Palm Beach officers inside their cruiser and asking to contact his loved ones.

The man, who played in the NFL from 1999 to 2004, said ‘Is there any chance I can get a phone to let my family know I’m alive?’

Officers then called his mother and asked her to contact his wife Tammy, the video obtained by TMZ shows.

He was given a bottle of water and the heat in the car was turned to the maximum, after he rang a beachfront house’s doorbell and the police came, according to ESPN.

Wrapped in a blanket, he was treated at a local hospital for hypothermia, dehydration, and the breakdown of his muscle tissue.

The athlete, originally from Massachusetts, endured jellyfish stings and saw sharks below him during last month’s 16-hour ordeal.

He fell off nine miles from shore, but estimates that he swam a crooked 27 miles in the water from 1pm to around 5am in the morning.

His heavily damaged boat was later found in the Bahamas. But it shows that there isn’t much a person can overcome if their will to survive is great enough.

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