Surfer rescued after spending 30-hours stranded on his board out at sea

Surfer rescued after spending 30-hours stranded on his board out at sea

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Surfer is found safe and sound thanks to strong will and a 5mm wetsuit.

A 22-year-old surfer has been described as “extremely lucky” after spending a staggering 30 hours stranded out at sea on his board.

Matthew Bryce, from Glasgow, was reported missing by his family when he failed to return from a surfing trip off the coast of Scotland over the weekend. The Scottish polie and coastguard launched an immediate search which concluded when Bryce was eventually found drifting some 13 miles from the Argyll coast.

Speaking to Morning Ireland, Dawn Petrie from the Belfast coastguard operations said it was incredibly unusual for someone to survive so long in sea and that his survival was largely due to his wetsuit and his knowledge luckily conditions in the Irish Sea over the weekend were also fairly benign.

Bryce is believed to be in good health after being transported to Belfast hospital on Monday evening.  

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