'He looked more dead than alive': Ship captain who rescued Singapore man drifting in South China Sea for 4 days

Captain Cornelis Plugge (left) and First Officer Srdan Bazdan of the Diogo Cao rescued Mr John Low, who had been drifting in the ocean for four days.
Captain Cornelis Plugge (left) and First Officer Srdan Bazdan of the Diogo Cao rescued Mr John Low, who had been drifting in the ocean for four days.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF CORNELIS PLUGGE, JOHN LOW / FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - As their ship inched towards the naked man clinging to a ring buoy, Captain Cornelis Plugge and First Officer Srdan Bazdan of the Diogo Cao thought he was dead.

They were astonished when Mr John Low lifted his right arm to signal he was alive. The 60-year-old said he was astonished anyone saw him from the ship, which to him looked 10-storeys high.

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