Lithuanians stranded on breakwater

  • 2008-11-21
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - Three Lithuanian citizens were stranded for three days after their yacht crashed near the Latvian coast.

LNK TV news reported  that a crew of a Latvian coastguard vessel was surprised to discover three Lithuanians who had spentalmost 72 hours without food and fresh water on a stone breakwater in theBaltic Sea.

"They were frozen to the bone, pale and wet. They thought nobody wouldfind them. We could see that the persons were happy to understand thateverything would be fine now," Gaitis Grins of the Latvian Coast Guard toldLNK.

The three Lithuanians- a 46-year-old man, his 22-year-old son and a20-year-old friend - were taken ashore, warmed up and given food. TheLatvian border guards said it took about an hour and a half before the threemen could speak.