Drunken Skinny Dipper Found Alive And Well, Though Pride May Be Wounded

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A Brooklyn resident who jumped naked into the Atlantic Saturday night after having “a few drinks” was [found alive and unharmed] under a pier in Long Beach at 5:30am yesterday morning following a frenzied search that included rescue crews from the Long Beach fire department, Nassau Country Marine Police and a Coast Guard helicopter. Neal Mello’s friends started to panic after the 37-year-old failed to return from his skinny dip, and soon called police. Officials said the man had drifted from where he’d left his friends, wallet, cell phone and clothes waiting on the shore and was a [little disoriented, but in good physical condition](http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20241166/) when they found him. “Mr. Mello's modesty may have been harmed, but he could have done himself worse by not swallowing his pride and showing himself to rescuers when he did,” one Coast Guarder said.

And while having to tell your co-workers that you spent the weekend drunk in the Atlantic may be pretty embarrassing, we bet [this guy]’s feeling even worse. Not only did he get into a drunken fistfight with his girlfriend’s relatives at a graduation party at her house in Islip, Long Island, but when he tried to flee, he backed his car out of the driveway and accidentally ran over his girlfriend’s mother, seriously injuring her. The woman suffered a broken neck and head trauma and is now in the hospital. Dreamboy is, meanwhile, behind bars.

Photo courtesy of [SuperFantastic on Flickr.]

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