Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE odds were stacked at “10 mil­lion to one”, but that’s all Ruben McDor­nan needed as VMR Whit­sun­day’s Mal Pri­day and his crew plucked him from the wa­ter.

Ruben was the sole sur­vivor of the trawler Dianne, which sank north of 1770 tak­ing six lives.

At 7am, Mr Pri­day’s wife Linda Pri­day, heard a des­per­ate cry for help, and a quick scan of the sea led to an epic res­cue mis­sion un­like any they had ever ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore.

Mr Pri­day said the ex­pe­ri­ence could only be de­scribed as a mir­a­cle.

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