An American man mistakenly sailed into the Far East region of Russia from Alaska. He was found on the shores of Chukotka where he is being held by the authorities. This has taken place on 3rd August 2018. John Martin was found lost at sea where he spent several days on a one person dinghy. This dinghy, made of rubber, was what he floated on from Yukon River right up to the Bering Sea.
Locals there found that he had been fishing off the coast of Alaska, but then he decided to set sail towards China. However, due to lack of navigation equipment he landed on Russian waters. Martin was now in satisfactory condition and was working with the local authorities to get the necessary permissions and be able to get back home.
John Martin is a 46 year old American; he was detained in the Russian border waters as he sailed across the Bering Strait. The US authorities stated that they knew about the situation and they were ensuring that the US consular services were being offered to John. There was initially some speculation that he might have arrived there seeking political asylum, but that has not been proven as yet.
It remains to be seen how he gets back to his country and the way arrangements are made for him.