When a fisherman from Sharon, Massachusetts headed out to go fishing on an early morning in November on Mattapoisett Harbor, he never thought he’d find himself fighting for his life in frigid water. He fell out of his kayak while fishing, and thankfully was wearing a life jacket that kept him afloat until a passing fisherman pulled him from the water. Once on shore, his body temperature was about 95 degrees and he was mildly hypothermic. EMS workers treated him at the wharf before he was released. “A sudden immersion in cold water is a life-threatening event. Cold water drains heat away from the body 25 times faster than air,” said Mattapoisett Harbormaster Jill Simmons.