Three hours drifting in the sea on its own private pants: jeans as saved tourist’s life

Три часа дрейфовал в море на собственных штанах: как джинсы спасли туристу жизнь

A couple of regular jeans saved the life of a German tourist who was taken to the open sea.

Survivors Arne Murka managed to turn jeans into a temporary life jacket after he threw a storm in the open sea off the coast of New Zealand, writes The Sun.

Last Sunday Arne along with his brother Helg set sail on a 12 meter yacht. On 6 March, the ship was caught in a storm.

Три часа дрейфовал в море на собственных штанах: как джинсы спасли туристу жизнь

Arne Murka and rescue pants

Due to strong winds off the coast of the Gulf of Tolaga boom on the yacht (where the fixed main sail) snapped and threw the young man overboard.

Falling into the water Arne tangled in the ropes and almost went down. Freed the young man tried again to get on the boat, however, storm waves claimed Arne distance from the ship.

Brother Arne tried to throw a lifejacket, but the storm took him. At the same moment the ship blew the engine, so Helg could not reach Arne.

Arne was suddenly in a stormy sea without rescue equipment.

Fortunately, savvy 30-year-old boy remembered a trick that used by Marines.

“I saw it many years ago and always thought if I ever will be in the water without a life vest, then use this trick,” said Arne.

Arne took off his own jeans in the water and bandaged the leg. Then he managed to inflate the jeans to create a life jacket.

Три часа дрейфовал в море на собственных штанах: как джинсы спасли туристу жизнь

The moment of salvation Arne

But even with jeans, hard water made survival an ordeal.

Rescuers found the young man after three hours drifting in the sea. They claim that the young man was “incredibly lucky to be alive.”

“Fortunately, I knew the trick with jeans. If not for these jeans, I’d be gone, they really saved me,” says Arne.

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