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A man was saved by his watch after spending 23 hours at sea

A man was saved by his watch after spending 23 hours at sea

One person has been rescued New Zealand After spending more 23 hours at seaThis was reported by the police on Thursday.


The man, who has not been identified, left on Tuesday A solo excursion He was sailing nearby when he fell off the boat Alderman IslandsAbout 55 kilometers north of the North Island, New Zealand police explained in a statement.

Although trying to swim to dry land, the Ocean currents They dragged him to the sea, where He spent the night floating In the middle of the ocean.

“Extraordinary” reflection

At about 23 and a half hours in the water, A The shark approached himAlthough he eventually decided to leave, the police pointed out in their letter.


At two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, three fishermen near Isla Mayor, south of Aldermans, found one. “Unusual” reflection in waterThis prompted them to investigate its origin and then rescue the victim.

According to the police, the victim tried “desperately” to get the fishermen's attention The reflection of the sun on your watch.

Hypothermia and fatigue

“Without a doubt they saved this man's life,” officials said of the three fishermen, describing it as “a miracle.”

Upon landing again, the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. Hypothermia and fatigue.


Although the 12-meter boat is still “lost,” the man “still has his watch,” police jokingly insisted while celebrating the incident's happy ending.

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