A surfer who disappeared off the coast of Scotland has been found more than 30 hours after going missing. The man was found floating on his board in near-freezing water.
According to reports, 22-year-old Matthew Bryce went for a morning surf at West Port Beach, Ireland. By the afternoon, Bryce’s family was getting worried. A search party was formed to find the lost surfer. Bryce was finally spotted 13 miles from the coast by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter that was assisting in the search. Average water temperatures in the area was a frigid 44ºF. Rescuers were relieved to find him alive.
“Hope was fading of finding the surfer safe and well after such a long period in the water,” Dawn Petrie, at Belfast Coastguard Operations Centre, told The Sun. “He was kitted out with all the right clothing including a thick neoprene suit and this must have helped him to survive for so long at sea. He is hypothermic but conscious and has been flown to hospital in Belfast.”
Find the entire The Sun article here: Miracle surfer found alive clutching to his board 13 miles from coast after spending more than 30 hours in freezing water