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* Swiss national sailing solo around the world crashes near southern Sri Lanka
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 12:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 01, Colombo: A Swiss national, who was swept into the beach in Sri Lanka's Southern Province Wednesday night after his sailboat hit a rock and smashed near the shore, will be handed over to the Embassy of Switzerland today, the police said.

The 43 year old Swiss national named Bourenon, who was sailing solo around the world in a sail boat, met with the accident near the Kamburugamuwa beach in Matara.

He told the local media that his boat crashed into a rock while he was sleeping and he fell off the boat into the sea. Fortunately he had worn a life jacket and swam to the shore, he said.

The exhausted sailor was spotted by the locals and they informed the police. The wreckage of the sailboat was also washed ashore.

An eyewitness said that the foreigner was in a shock as he was handed over to the police.

The Swiss national said that he left his country in October 2013 and sailed passing Australia and Indonesia to Sri Lanka.

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