One of the things we talk about is disappearances at sea. With few exceptions, the stories of passengers and crew who find themselves in the water don’t end well.  Here’s an exception.

Kim Thomsen and his fellow fishing mates found themselves in the dark waters off of western Australia 260 kilometers north of Perth after their fishing boat sank.

Thomsen became separated from his friends and drifted for 20 hours.  Alone, naked, exhausted and circled by a hammerhead shark, he prayed for a miracle.

A Coast Guard rescue plane and vessel appeared, and a news helicopter chased the shark off.

One man did not survive and the other remains lost.

Thomsen is counting his blessings.


Hat tip to gCaptain.