Ely The Sailor
Aussie Castaway Rescued After Jet Passengers Notice Him
Posted By: Kris10
10/18/12 9:14 AM
The 44-year-old sailor out of Queensland, Australia was stranded for 16 hours at least 270 miles off the Sydney coast, after a storm flipped over his yacht "Streaker," snapping the mast. The boat later ran out of fuel, putting Ely's chances of survival at a minimum.
Thankful ly, mindful Australian maritime officials were doggedly looking for the lost seaman, diverting an Air Canada Boeing 777 flight AC033, from Vancouver to Sydney, to the region Ey vanished from, and some of the 270...