Fisherman rescued from sea in Tonga

A fisherman had been taken out to sea before spending about a day swimming before arriving at the island of Monotapu, reports said. 

The victim was rescued by some good Samaritans who heard him calling for help.

A photo shared on Facebook shows what appeared to be the good Samaritans’ boat and the victim, swathed in blanket, sitting there.

The photo also shows three other people sitting on the top of the vessel.  

Reports alleged the ordeal began when the man set off on a fishing trip with his wife with the intention of returning the following day.    

But things took a turn for the worse when according to reports, the wife left in the boat leaving her husband behind.

Kaniva news was unable to independently verify various versions of stories being reported about the whereabout of the wife and their boat.

One report claimed an argument broke out between the couple before the wife left while the husband was diving.

Another report alleged that when the rescue boat arrived at the wharf in Nuku’alofa the wife was already there.

It is understood the incident has been reported to Police.

Authorities could not be reached for comment.

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