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Man abandoned by best friend on Norway island

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Man abandoned by best friend on Norway island
Man abandoned by friend on Stavanger island, Norway. Photo: Shutterstock
21:13 CEST+02:00
A Norwegian man was rescued on Thursday by the local Stavanger sea-rescue service after his friend left him sleeping on a deserted island, stole the only boat, and rowed home.

The thirty-something male was forced to call for help after awaking to discover he had been left by his friend on Hastein island, west of Tungenes, in the sea outside of Stavanger.

Luckily, the local sea-rescue vessel, aptly named SRK "Sjømann" ("Seaman"), turned up to take him from the island and back to land.

Nils-Ole Sunde, the rescue leader on guard, said to Stavanger Aftenblad, that the man was found wet, cold and without food or drink. The two 'friends' had gone to the island by boat on Thursday.

No motive has as yet been given for the friend's desertion, but with a friend like this, ... !

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