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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Swimmer rescued after three days at sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A man swept out to sea by strong currents last week while swimming at a beach was rescued alive in southern Greece after three days in the water, authorities said Tuesday.
The 43-year-old Greek man was found semiconscious in the sea late Monday by holiday-makers at a beach near Aigio, some 112 miles west of Athens, the Merchant Marine Ministry said.
His wife had declared the man missing on Aug. 10, after he failed to return from a swim at a beach some 15 mileseast of Aigio. Strong winds were blowing in the area at the time, and a sea and air search failed to locate him.
The man, who was not identified, was treated in hospital for hypothermia.


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