West Palm Beach’s WPTV reports that friends reported Konrad missing on Wednesday after he didn’t return from a fishing trip on his 36-ft boat.
The Coast Guard reported that Konrad fell off the boat while it was on cruise control. The boat drifted away from him forcing him to begin the 9-mile swim to the shore, which took 12 hours.
Konrad came ashore at 1800 South Ocean Boulevard, and alerted local officials. The Palm Beach Sherrif’s Office contacted the Coast Guard who were preparing a second helicopter search, and notified them that Rob Konrad had been found. Robert Konrad was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia.
Robert Konrad began his career in the financial services industry while playing for the fullback for the Miami Dolphins between 1999 and 2004, and is currently a Principal of Alterna Capital Management and the President & CEO of Alterna Financial LLC, a financial services company based in Florida.
Robert Konrad served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida State Board of Administration – Investment Advisory Council. The State Board of Administration, a constitutional entity of Florida state government, manages 30 investment funds, comprising over $184 billion in assets under management. The Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan is the fourth largest public retirement plan in the U.S. and comprises roughly three-quarters of total assets under SBA management. The Investment Council (“IAC”) provides independent oversight of SBA’s funds and major investments responsibilities, ranging from the Florida Retirement System programs to the Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund. Mr. Konrad served as the Chairman of the IAC.