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Greek Coast Guard rescues foreign tourists drifted away on sea mattress

The Greek Coast Guard rescued a man and a child who reportedly fell asleep on an air mattress and were drifter away from the shore due to the strong wind. The Coast Guard picked up from the sea also a friend of theirs who was trying to help them.

The 47-year-old and the 11-year-old child were drifted 500 meters away from the beach of Vrasna near Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. They were not able able to return.

A friend of theirs, a 42-year-old,  jumped into the water and swam towards the air mattress in an effort to rescue them.

Despite the adventure they are all in good health condition.

The two on the mattress are Serbia nationals, the man who jumped in the water to help them a Bulgarian national.

End of June, a Russian tourist on an air mattress was drifted 6 nautical miles away from the north coast of the island on Crete. The 55-year-old woman was spotted by a Frontex helicopter the next morning. She was sailing on her mattress for 20 hours straight into a road to nowhere. She was lucky, then she survived the nightmarish adventure only with hypothermia and a bad sunburn on her back.

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