Indonesia: South African tourist rescued after 27 hours overboard in the sea

Posted on April 19, 2013 • Filed under: Indonesia, Tourist Stories, Tourists Rescued

As reported by, “A tourist who spent 27 hours floating at sea after falling overboard a boat in Indonesia has been found alive. Brett Archibald, 50, from South Africa, was enjoying a surfing holiday when he fell off the private charter boat, Naga Laut, off the coast of Sumatra near Padang, northern Indonesia. It is believed he got up in the night suffering with seasickness, and fell overboard when he passed out on the deck.He woke up to see the boat sailing away, and then endured 27 hours at sea, where he was stung by jellyfish, bitten by fish, almost drowned eight times, and even had a seagull trying to peck his eyes out.” Read Article

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