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12-HR SWIM TO SAVE SHIP PALS.

Byline: By STEPHEN KELLY

A FISHERMAN stranded at sea for more than a day when his trawler sank was rescued after his friend swam 12 hours to raise the alarm.

Dad-of-three John Jarrett, 41, desperately clung to a fish tray with skipper Charlie Picton, 40, to stay afloat as 39-year-old deckhand Michael Williams risked shark-infested waters to reach the shore.

John was winched from the ocean by a rescue helicopter after the crew spotted him clinging on for life, exhausted and freezing five miles off New South Wales.

Speaking from his hospital bed, he said: "I was never going to give up. I wanted to see my wife and kids."

Tragically, Charlie could not hold on and vanished.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 29, 2008
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