Cooler Saves Man’s Life
A news report about a man who survived 24 hours at sea thanks to his plastic cooler:
The man had been fishing off the coast of Niigata prefecture, when a wave knocked over his boat and sent him into the sea.
A plastic cooler was also knocked out of the boat. The man grabbed onto the cooler, using it as a flotation device. Hours later, the man encountered a log, and moved onto it (while still keeping hold of the plastic cooler).
The man was rescued 24 hours later, 36 kilometers away from the place where he had fallen into the water.