Tseng Lien-fa was catching baby eels on a beach in Hualien County early Friday when he was swept away by an unexpectedly large wave, the Japan Times reported.
The 42-year-old told the United Daily News that he managed to hold on as the first wave hit him on the chest, but was overwhelmed by the second and bigger wave.
According to reports Lien-fa managed to grab a floating wooden coffin cover to which he clung until early Sunday. There was no explanation of why the cover was present in the sea.
--ANI (Posted on 07-01-2014)