February 1, 2023

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Brazilian fisherman (43) floated on a buoy in the Atlantic Ocean for two days after falling out of his boat | abroad

A Brazilian fisherman has been missing on a buoy in the Atlantic Ocean for two days. The 43-year-old had fallen off his boat and had to swim for at least four hours until he reached a buoy he could cling to. The Brazilian was rescued two days later by a fellow fisherman.


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Fortunately, 43-year-old David Soares can still tell the story of the incredible accident. On Christmas Day, the Brazilian fisherman set out from the beach in the municipality of São João da Barra, in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, to fish. When he was sailing out to sea a little while later, he suddenly slipped out of his boat. “The first 10 minutes were very difficult because I wanted to get back on the boat at any cost, but the current was very strong,” he told the Brazilian news site G1.

The fisherman soon realized that he would not be able to return to the boat. He took off his clothes because they weighed him down. “The water was wild and there were also strong winds. That is why I decided to let the current carry me in order to use less energy.” Four hours later, Soares finally reached a buoy, which he next climbed. “I thought I was going to die of cold before help came.”

David Soares, 43, clung to a buoy in the Atlantic Ocean for two days. © Twitter

“given a second chance”

Two days later, Soares is seen by one of his fellow fishermen. He went looking for him after the man’s family raised the alarm. The Brazilian was dehydrated, but received medical attention quickly and is now doing well. In his own words, the event has given him a new perspective on life. “I am now given a second chance to look at life differently and be a better person,” it seems.



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