NEW ZEALAND (WPVI) -- A German tourist survived hours lost at sea off the New Zealand coast by inflating his jeans to create a makeshift life jacket.
Arne Murke was knocked off a yacht and quickly swept away.
He tied off the legs of the jeans, and dragged them around to fill them with air, creating a makeshift life preserver.
He floated until he was rescuers were able to find him.
Murke says it is something he learned from the Navy Seals.
Lost at sea, man inflates jean to use as life jacket
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