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Italian fell asleep on an air mattress and swam across the Strait of Messina

Late at night off the coast of Sicily near Messina, coastguards discovered a 28-year-old Italian who accidentally swam about ten kilometers on an air mattress.

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He thus crossed the Strait of Messina, which separates the island from mainland Italy.

The young man was relaxing on the beach near the town of Scilla and while dozing on a mattress dozed off, and when he woke up, he found himself in the middle of the sea, RIA Novosti writes.

Friends who did not wait for the Italian turned to the rescuers. For more than nine hours, an involuntary traveler was searched for by four boats and a coast guard helicopter.

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