Jim Dreyer might have fell far short of his 125+ mile swim goal, but right now as he recuperates in a hospital he is thankful for still being around. After 49 hours and 40 miles Jim got out of the water yesterday morning just before 11 a.m. His shoulder was in a lot of pain, he was sick to his stomach, and the rough currents had sapped him of his remaining strength.
After getting out of the water he felt that something was not quite right and had his team call in paramedics. He was taken to the St. Ignace hospital where his heart rate dropped to 40 and he subsequently passed out. It was pretty scary for a while, but by yesterday afternoon he was sitting up and cleaning his second plate of food.
He was moved to the hospital in Petoskey and was awaiting the results of further tests. Jim was in good spirits and only experiencing pain in his shoulder and legs – not his chest.
You can read the entire set of updates from his team at his website – www.swimjimswim.org.