A lone fisherman survived by treading water for six hours
A Lonely Hunter escaped from treading water for six hours after falling into the sea during a fishing trip marlin off Western Australia.
Ross Chapman was the big fish brought to the boat five meters,
when he dropped his camera from GoPro.
He fell into the sea while trying to save him, according to a local news website WAtoday.
Mr. Chapman hooked marlin about 30 nautical miles (55km) off the remote north-western Cape on Tuesday.
He denied earlier reports indicate that he was pulled into the water from the fish later.
Fisherman spotted another man’s empty boat going fast and alerted authorities.
Angler, who is believed to be in the 20S him,
was plucked from the water after the accession of several boats in the search.
Rescuers said the man was extremely lucky to survive after being found in the “middle of nowhere.”
“The boats that were there the community did a very good job in mobilizing around and get a search was under way as soon as possible,” said Rusty Ellis, commander of the Marine Rescue Group Exmouth BBC Volunteers.
“I think everyone is very relieved to have been found at all. It would have been very easily disastrous situation.”
Angler, originally from New Zealand,
was treated at the Exmouth hospital for hypothermia and shock.
Wallis said the incident was a reminder of the dangers of fishing alone.
He said that in Australia the summer heat, and serious drought poses a threat to anyone forced to spend hours without drinking water.
“People have survived in the past, up to 36 hours – but it was the body mass have different things to a large extent if it has not been found when he was, which was supposed to have spent the night in the water … and scenarios. Is not anything to be cheer about.
“There’s a gelatinous fish, sharks, orcas – it was a long way out to sea.”