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TV Crew Saves Castaway Spotted on Deserted Island Off Australia

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 09:12 AM

A TV crew is credited with saving a castaway spotted on a deserted island off the coast of Australia last year while filming for the Animal Planet series "River Monsters."

Stephen Shearman, director of the "River Monsters" episode "Death Down Under" that aired earlier this month, told "Inside Edition" on Monday that a man known only as Tremine told him he was alone on the island without supplies after a fishing trip went awry three days previously

The crew was sailing through water near a cluster of islands about 465 miles from Darwin when they saw a floating blue cooler in the water, said the Daily Mail.

"(Then), this guy with no clothes was running out of the cave, waving his arms out," Shearman said.

The man told the film crew that he had lost track of where he docked his boat after leaving to dig for oysters and had been on the island for days. He suffered from dehydration and was disoriented in temperatures that hovered about 109 degrees, said the Daily Mail.

The man told the crew he was a roofer and often made short fishing and camping trips, but didn't anticipate the heat, said "Inside Edition."

The TV crew's guide recognized Tremine as being from his town of Borroloola, Shearman told "Inside Edition."

"He was used to him going away and not getting in touch," Shearman said "It was quite a shock when we discovered this semi-naked guy coming out of the cave, and it was his friend. He was completely dumbfounded."

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A TV crew is credited with saving a castaway spotted on a deserted island off the coast of Australia last year while filming for the Animal Planet series "River Monsters."
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