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Missing boater swims 12 miles to shore

Mike and Pamela Gould discovered local crab fisherman Bart Bailey, 50, along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff

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Mike and Pamela Gould discovered local crab fisherman Bart Bailey, 50, along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 as they walked on the beach in the morning. Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized. He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore. Michel Fortier/Staff

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  • North Naples Fire and rescue personnel talk outside a Barefoot Beach condominium near where area fisherman Bart Bailey was found alive after his boat capsized.  Local crab fisherman Bill Bailey, 50, was discovered along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Mike and Pamela Gould of Minneapolis, Minnesota as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Mike and Pamela Gould discovered local crab fisherman Bart Bailey, 50, along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • North Naples Fire and rescue personnel talk outside a Barefoot Beach condominium near where area fisherman Bart Bailey was found alive after his boat capsized.  Local crab fisherman Bart Bailey, 50, was discovered along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Mike and Pamela Gould of Minneapolis, Minnesota as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Pamela Gould, right, describes how Bart Bailey tried to pull himself upright using a rope after swimming 12 miles to shore along Barefoot Beach Tuesday Morning.  Mike Gould, left, and Pamela Gould discovered local crab fisherman Bill Bailey, 50, along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • North Naples Fire and rescue personnel talk outside a Barefoot Beach condominium near where area fisherman Bart Bailey was found alive after his boat capsized.  Local crab fisherman Bill Bailey, 50, was discovered along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Mike and Pamela Gould of Minneapolis, Minnesota as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • An ambulance carrying Local crab fisherman Bart Bailey, 50, backs out of a Barefoot Beach condominium parking lot on it's way to North Collier Hospital after Bailey apparently spent 20 hours in gulf waters after his boat capsized.  Bailey was discovered along Barefoot Beach Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Mike and Pamela Gould of Minneapolis, Minnesota as they walked on the beach in the morning.  Discovered around 9am, Bailey had apparently been in the water since 1pm the previous day after his fishing vessel capsized.  He reportedly told the Goulds he swam 12 miles into shore.  Michel Fortier/Staff

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