‘That’s my everything’: Man recounts riding out Ian aboard sailboat in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man who said he’d rather die than leave his boat rode out Hurricane Ian in the hardest-hit area of Fort Myers in that very boat.


The boat ended up in a tree, and the owner said he still won’t leave it. Now, he’s living out of it.

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The man is determined to get the boat out of the tree and back on the water.

See the full story in the video above.

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