A Taiwanese Coast Guard treats Tseng Lien-fa after he was rescued from the sea
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Taiwan man survives 60 hours in sea

A fisherman from Taiwan, who was washed out to sea by huge waves, has survived three days in the water despite being unable to swim.

Tseng Lien-fa, 42, was at a beach in Hualien county when he was swept out to sea by large waves.

Mr Tseng held on to a piece of wood to stay afloat before rescue workers found him washed up on another beach 75km (46 miles) away.

Marysia Nowak reports.

  • 07 Jan 2014
  • From the section Asia
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