March 5, 2024

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A fisherman was saved from drowning thanks to the reflection of his watch  outside

A fisherman was saved from drowning thanks to the reflection of his watch outside

Use your watch to save your life and succeed in it. It seems unlikely, but in New Zealand, a sports fisherman survived a horrific drowning thanks to his watch.

The man, whose name has not been released by police, left in his boat on Tuesday for a day trip out to sea near Whangamata. The man wanted to catch some rare fish. At some point, he thought he saw a marlin in the water, a popular fish among fishermen.

The man tried to catch the amazing saltwater fish, but fell into the sea. While trying to get back on board the ship, he was swept away by a strong current. In the distance the man saw an island (Alderman Islands, ed.) where he wanted to sound the alarm, but he could not get there either because of the current. On the contrary, he was dragged away by the waves.

Shark

It seemed that the man's last hour had ended. He was about 35 miles from New Zealand's North Island and there was no help in sight. A shark even came to “sniff” him for a while, thankfully without any further consequences. The man spent the night in the water and became increasingly exhausted and hypothermic.

reflection

The man's fate took a miraculous turn the next day around 2pm, when three fishermen near Mayor Island noticed an “unusual reflection” in the water. It was the fisherman who fell overboard, who desperately tried to get their attention by reflecting the sunlight on his watch, as he wrote:New Zealand Herald'. Rescuers pulled him out of the water and immediately informed the police and headed towards Whangamata Marina.

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The man was extremely cold and severely dehydrated. He's been awake for about two days.

Rescue fisherman

The three fishermen – Taylor, Mike and James – said they did not know what they were experiencing. “It's something you wouldn't expect 16 kilometers off Mayor Island,” Max White, the boat's captain, told the New Zealand newspaper. “The man was very cold and severely dehydrated. He had been awake for about two days. The drowning man is said to have muttered to the skipper 'Glad to see you.'



An absolute miracle

Police Sergeant Will Hamilton said in a statement that it was an “absolute miracle” that the man survived. These hunters truly had the eyes of an eagle. “If it had not been for the quick action of the three gentlemen who rescued him, this would certainly have had a tragic outcome. The fishermen did an amazing job and undoubtedly saved this man’s life. Few stories end this way, and the police cannot thank the trio enough.

Authorities are still searching for the 40-foot fisherman's boat. “The boat may be missing, but at least the fisherman still has his watch,” Police Chief Hamilton concluded. It is assumed that the man will cherish it for the rest of his life and will mention it many times to tell his amazing story of survival.

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look. Dehydrated, burned and exhausted, but Charles (25) survives 35 hellish hours in a sinking boat.

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