Ivan Drago, a visitor from Macedonia, was spending the day at the beach on the Greek island of Cassandra in the month of July. He was having a wonderful time.
However, a powerful wave washed him out into the ocean, and now he is helpless and floating in the open water.
Ivan found that he was unable to make it back to shore no matter how hard he tried to struggle against the tide.
Witnesses informed those in charge of his rescue that he was in trouble, and they immediately began searching for him.
Ivan was having a hard time staying afloat when he noticed something odd floating by.
It was a huge ball made of inflatable material that was only partially inflated but could still provide some buoyancy.
Ivan was able to live for 18 hours out on the open sea by clinging to the ball the entire time.
In the end, the coast guard was able to locate him and bring him to safety.
One mother in particular took an interest in the news coverage of the amazing rescue of Ivan, which was reported in the local media.
Tryphon, who was 11 years old at the time, and Thanos, who was six years old at the time, had each lost an inflatable ball on a beach on the island of Lemnos, which was 80 miles away from where Ivan had been recovered. She identified the ball as being the same one.
When the family found out that the toy they had misplaced had been instrumental in preventing Ivan’s death, they were overjoyed.
The fact that the inflatable ball, which a family on one island misplaced, ended up being the only thing that saved a tourist who was stuck on another island is a truly incredible coincidence.
The occurrence of such circumstances is, of course, highly unlikely, but they do serve as a timely reminder of the unexpected ways in which fate can play a role in our lives.
It also serves as a timely reminder of the significance of being well-prepared in the event of mishaps or other unanticipated occurrences.