Stranded Turkish sailor found off Bali

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A Turkish man is receiving medical treatment after he was found stranded on an artificial fish breeding ground off the northern coast of the Indonesian resort island of Bali, local media report.

News portal Detik.com reported that the 39-year-old man, identified as Erhan Seckal, was found by a local fisherman early on Thursday in the waters off Segara Beach, Buleleng district.

According to Jamaruli Manihuruk, the head of Bali's immigration office, the Turkish embassy in Indonesia has confirmed that Seckal is a Turkish citizen and would be issuing documents for his identification while he recovers at a health care facility in Buleleng.

Seckal was found weak and dehydrated on the bamboo fish breeding cage with no documentation.

He claimed he had been lost at sea for three days after falling from his vessel, which was traversing Indonesian waters from Australia to Vietnam, according to Indonesian immigration officials.

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