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American Lands Up On Russian Shores

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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.

The vessel eventually washed up and was found on Chukotka coast. This is as per statements issued by a Russian Ministry spokeswoman. Maria Zakharova, who holds this post, issued a statement that John Martin had come onto the open sea two weeks back. However, he did not have adequate equipment to navigate the rough seas and as a result, he spent several days in rough sea conditions. Martin had initially dropped anchor near Lavrentiya, this being a coastal village that was 55 miles away from Alaska.
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