Thai fisherman rescued by Malaysian oil rig worker after seven-hour swim


See malaymailonline

A Thai fisherman was rescued by a Malaysian oil rig worker following a seven-hour swim after falling off a boat early on Saturday morning.

The man fell into the water around 130 kilometres off the coast of Kuala Terengganu in northern Malaysia.

The victim, identified as Tok Saphon Samechit, 32, is believed to have fallen overboard at about 4am while relieving himself over the side of the boat

The fisherman then swam for seven hours towards an oil rig after seeing the light in the distance.

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