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A Taiwanese man has miraculously survived a 60-hour ordeal drifting in rough seas off the islandâ€™s east coast even though he cannot swim, local media reported Monday.
Tseng Lien-fa was catching baby eels on a beach in Hualien County early Friday when he was swept away by an unexpectedly large wave.
â€œI managed to hold on as the first wave hit me on the chest, but I was overwhelmed by the second and bigger wave,â€ the 42-year-old told the United Daily News.
Media reports said Tseng managed to grab a floating wooden coffin cover to which he clung until early Sunday. There was no explanation of why the cover was present in the sea.