Fishermen Rescued After Clinging To Ice Box After 15 Hour Ocean Ordeal
Two Australian fishermen survived a 15 hour ordeal adrift in the Pacific Ocean by clinging on to an ice box after their boat sank.
Rescuers found the pair clinging to a large white cool box a short distance from their capsized boat.
The men sent out a mayday message after they had to abandon their boat off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.
They were pulled to safety by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter at around 6.30am on Saturday December 21st.
The sailors suffered shock and exposure, but both are in a stable condition in Lismore Base Hospital.
"They had been in the water holding on to this object for about 15 hours" one of the rescuers, Jethro Lampie, told Australia's Nine TV News. "They weren't too lively, but were happy to see us."
*Original Story from The Mirror via Google News
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