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Florida tourist rescued after six-day sea ordeal

Cay Lobos Lighthouse, Cay Sal Bank.
Cay Lobos Lighthouse, Cay Sal Bank. Image by Boris Kasimov / CC BY 2.0

A man from the US has been rescued from a remote islet in the Bahamas six days after being pulled out to sea in a dinghy during a camping trip to Marathon, Florida Keys. After five days adrift at sea, the 39-year-old became stranded when his dinghy was damaged and eventually washed ashore on Cay Sal Bank, from where he managed to flag down a US Coast Guard patrol.

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