Fisherman survives day at sea adrift in fish bin, “I’m Ryan Hunter Harris and I’m not going to die here.”

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A fisherman who spent a night adrift in a 4-by-4 foot  plastic fish bin after his boat sank off Alaska says he gave himself pep talksand sang

“Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to keep  his spirits up.

His fellow crewmember managed to get into a survival suit and washed ashore  on a beach after his own night afloat.

A Coast  Guard helicopter hoisted Ryan Harris, 19, of Sitka, from his plastic  “lifeboat” on Saturday,

more than 24 hours after the boat sank on Friday, the Daily  Sitka Sentinel (http://is.gd/bgoPcT)  reported Monday.

Two hours before Harris’ rescue, crewmate Stonie  “Mac” Huffman of Sitka was rescued from a beach about 25 miles northwest  of Sitka.

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