A 69-year-old fisherman has been rescued aft clinging to a integrative vessel successful nan unfastened oversea for much than 30 hours.
The Malaysian fisherman - named arsenic Morris Dulin, 69 - fell into nan South China Sea erstwhile his vessel capsized.
All he had to cling to was a integrative jerrycan that miraculously kept him afloat for astir a time and a half earlier he was recovered by nan Royal Malaysian Navy.
He was rescued 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 kilometres) from wherever his vessel sank disconnected nan Malaysian land of Sepanggar.
Images from nan Malaysian Navy show Dulin receiving curen aft his ordeal.
A connection released by nan Royal Malaysian Navy connected 26th January said they "carried retired a hunt for a fisherman who was feared missing" successful conjunction pinch section police.
They were assisted successful their hunt by a Scaneagle M601-7 UAS drone, nan connection said.
They explained: "This drone was flown for aerial monitoring to thief find nan missing victim."
The Navy said that 3 group had gone into nan h2o erstwhile nan vessel sank but 2 of nan survivors had managed to aquatics to statement to raise nan alarm.
They said that they yet "succeeded successful uncovering nan unfortunate astatine astir 1pm this day astatine a location 5 nautical miles westbound of Tanjung Gaya."
They said that nan "victim was recovered clinging to a achromatic jerrycan to thief him float" and that he was recovered successful a weakened condition.
Dulin was fixed an first wellness cheque connected nan rescue vessel, nan KD Sundang, earlier being handed complete to nan Kota Kinabalu Regional Military Hospital for further treatment.
Last twelvemonth the Mirror reported on a Brit who was recovered clinging to a buoy aft his kayak capsized was rescued by fishermen successful nan English Channel.
The 28-year-old kayaker had reportedly survived “for days” successful nan mediate of nan water aft his alloy capsized while he was trying to transverse nan English Channel.
He was near battling for his life and yet recovered by nan unit of cutter vessel ‘De Madelaine', of nan shipping institution T. de Boer en Zonen from nan Netherlands.
He was only recovered erstwhile skipper Teunis de Boer was sailing betwixt England and France, crossed nan channel, and noticed thing retired of nan ordinary.