Watch: Rescue team in Australia locates missing scuba diver

A 68-year-old man who was scuba diving alone and was swept away from his boat by a strong current. After 14 hours in the water, rescue teams were able to locate him. The man was then rushed to a hospital where he is being treated for hypothermia.
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After more than 14 hours in the middle of the ocean, a scuba diver off the coast of Australia was rescued. The scuba diver went out on his own but got lost and was carried about 50 kilometers (approximately 31 miles) away from his boat.

The 68-year-old man said that he entered the water near the SS Yongala wreck and was swept away by the strong current. After his friends noticed that he never returned from the dive, they alerted the authorities.

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Only hours later, a helicopter spotted him waving his hands in the air above the water. The man was immediately taken to a hospital and is being treated for hypothermia.

The scuba diver, whose name was not released for publication, said that he saw three helicopters and a plane searching for him when he was in the water. “He’s very lucky,” said one of the rescuers to ABC.


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