Young couple are rescued treading water in the middle of the ocean after THREE days at sea after losing their paddleboards: Fisherman spotted them ‘floating past in the tide’
- A young couple were lost at sea for almost three days
- They were saved by a fisherman from Yeppoon, QLD
- The couple were taken by the tide after setting up camp
A young couple have been miraculously saved by a fisherman after being lost at sea for three days.
Lorne Benussi, from the coastal town of Yeppoon in Queensland, was on a fishing trip with his father when he came across the desperate pair.
He had anchored his boat at Yellow Patch on Curtis Island and went to sleep on Monday night before hearing voices outside calling for help.
Lorne Benussi, from the coastal town of Yeppoon in Queensland (pictured), was on a fishing trip with his father when he came across the desperate pair
The couple had drifted all the away from North West Island, which is about 75 kilometres northeast of Gladstone
‘We were on a fishing trip and went to bed at 9:30pm. At 10:15pm, we heard voices calling for help and we saw them drifting past the boat,’ Mr Benussi told Daily Mail Australia
‘We had the dinghy and so were went over and dragged them onto the boat.’
‘The poor buggers had no energy, they were completely exhausted. They couldn’t even sit up.’
The former commercial fisherman helped the pair onto his boat and provided them with food, water and clean clothes. They also took hot showers.
Mr Benussi said the young couple didn’t say much but were ‘just grateful’ to be saved.
More to come.