Man saved by spare tyre

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The Independent Online
A 300-pound (135kg) man found two miles off the US Atlantic coast was saved by his girth, doctors said.

Robert Slutsky, 54, was rescued on Monday morning. "Just as a whale or polar bear is shielded from the cold, this man's fat saved him from drowning or freezing to death," Dr Michael Bloch, of St John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York state, said. Mr Slutsky remains in a critical condition. AP - New York

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