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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Two Fishermen Rescued After Three Days At Sea ~ Pulau Payar

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 8 (Bernama) --

Two Thai fishermen who used a gas cylinder to keep themselves afloat over the past three days in the sea off Langkawi, were rescued by a ferry this afternoon.The duo, in their 40s, were in good health at the time of the rescue at 3.45pm, by the Penang-bound ferry from Langkawi.However, the skipper of their boat was missing.

A police spokesman said the foreigners were handed over to the immigration department to facilitate investigations.He said the fishermen's boat was damaged after it was believed to have struck a coral reef about five nautical miles from Pulau Payar, during choppy sea condition.

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