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Man Who Can’t Swim Survives 60 Hours In Rough Seas

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Taiwanese man who can’t swim survived drifting in rough seas for 60 hours, after a large wave swept him off a beach 46 miles away.

Tseng Lien-fa, 42, was been catching baby eels on Friday, when he was swept out to sea.

He found a piece of drifting wood. Strangely enough, it happened to be a floating coffin lid.

"I managed to hold on as the first wave hit me on the chest, but I was overwhelmed by the second and bigger wave," Tseng told local media.

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He was found on another beach Sunday.

"When my feet touched sand, I relaxed and was pushed by the waves onto shore," he told Reuters.

He was only slightly dehydrated, despite two days without food or water. He suffered sores on his arms from the saltwater.

His doctor, Chen Tien-su, called his survival “a miracle.”

"Considering the fact that he had not taken in any food or water while drifting at sea for 60 hours and he remained conscious, all I could say about him was that this was a miracle," Dr. Chen said.

Tseng promised his fiancée, who is eight months pregnant, that he would be taking any more fishing trips.

Sources: Newser, BBC News