He falls asleep on the mat They find him after nine hours

A 28-year-old youth was rescued in the Strait of Messina by men from the Coast Guard after being dragged away by currents with his mattress. The man had dozed off on Scilla's floating mat; his tracks had been lost since Saturday afternoon when a friend warned the Harbor Master's Office. The research involved the entire Strait of Messina with marine vehicles and helicopters. After more than 9 hours, in the middle of the night, the missing person was traced at sea clinging to the mattress, almost to Messina and brought back to Scilla.

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