A worker on a Malaysian oil rig rescued a Thai fisherman Saturday who had fallen off a boat seven hours earlier.
The man fell into the water 80 miles off the coast of Kuala Terengganu in northern Malaysia.
The victim — Tok Saphon Samechit, 32, — reportedly fell overboard at about 4 am while relieving himself over the side of the boat, the Malay Mail reported.
He swam for seven hours towards an oil rig after seeing a distant light.
He screamed for help when he got near the rig but lost consciousness while still in the water.
“An oil rig worker found him in a weakened state at approximately 4.15 pm on Saturday,” the report said.
After being lifted to the rig, the victim was taken ashore by the Malaysian coast guard and transported to a local hospital.