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Rescued Yachtsman Speaks Of Fears At Sea
A yachtsman rescued by coastguards after his mast snapped and he ran out of fuel has been talking of his fears that he would not be found.
Glenn Ey was left drifting 270 miles off the southeast coast of Australia.
He was sailing from the north of Sydney when he ran into difficulties.
Commercial passenger airliners were asked to fly low over the ocean to help find him.
Air Canada and Air New Zealand planes dropped to 4,000ft to make sweeps of the area and the Air Canada plane was the first to spot him.
Mr Ey spoke of his relief. "At that point, it was absolutely wonderful, beautiful." he said.
"They flew overhead and I thought: "That's a rescue aircraft.' And I put my head up and sure enough it was.
"It happened at midday ... until dark I was very, very concerned. You do think your number's up....there's no question about that."