Date: 2015-06-24 09
A Taiwanese fisherman survived on Monday after drifting in the sea for two hours and
being washed back to the shore of the southern port city of Kaohsiung, police said.
The fisherman, identified only by his surname Liu, sailed alone on a sampan, a relatively flat-bottomed wooden fishing boat, out to the sea in the morning that day from a fishing port in the district of Tzukuan, Kaohsiung.
Without wearing a life jacket, Liu, 61, fell into the sea after his sampan capsized. Liu was found by anglers on the shore where he had been washed back by waves after having been drifting for two hours in the sea.
The fortunate fisherman was exhausted when he was found without serious injuries. He then was sent to a hospital for further examination.