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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Diver Afloat Foour Days Without His Boat. John Lowe, a 60-year-old sport diver from Singapore, was stranded in the sea for four days after the speedboat he was travelling on to Malaysia's Tioman Island sank. Lowe told the Straits Times the driver had anchored the boat when it ran out of fuel, and swam to shore, but when the weather turned stormy and waves sank the vessel, Lowe was left drifting with nothing but a life buoy. He resorted to drinking seawater, then dehydration and starvation led to hallucinations, but his almost-charred body was finally discovered after 80 hours by a fishing boat passing by. Lowe was airlifted to Singapore, where he spent a week in intensive care, and is reported to be making a good recovery. ...


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