Man stranded at sea for 5 days gets repatriated

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - A man who said he was stranded at sea for five days has been sent home.

The Costa Rican citizen said he fell off a boat and was left floating in international waters for days before he was rescued by a U.S.-based tanker.

The ship’s crew called the Coast Guard, who then flew the man to its base in Key West.

The man was given food and a place to stay for several days until arrangements were made for him to travel home.

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