Tseng Lien-fa, lost at sea, Taiwan
Taiwanese man Tseng Lien-fa miraculously survived a 60-hour ordeal in rough seas off the island’s east coast this month, despite not knowing how to swim, by hanging onto a coffin lid.
The father-to-be had been collecting eels for extra money when he was swept away by an unexpectedly large wave.
Tseng was taken out to sea by the second of two waves and managed to grab onto a floating wooden coffin lid.
He went without food or water for 60 hours and was conscious throughout the entire ordeal before he was eventually swept onto a beach in the south-eastern county of Taitung, 75km away from where he was fishing for eels.
Doctors said it was a miracle he survived.