VIDEO: Oil Skimmer Worker Rescued After Six Hours In Gulf

A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue.

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I know the south moves at a littler slower pace than the rest of the world but its getting ridicules.

First they wait for ever to leave town when katrina hits, then complain when they get stuck in floods. They take for ever to react to the oil spill and now they leave this poor guy floating for hours...

I mean really, REALLY 6 hours? was there a a sale on pulled pork sandwiches some wheres or what?