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French yachtsman hails 'miracle' rescue

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A French sailor adrift for three days in the remote Southern Ocean stepped onto dry land Tuesday, hailing his second chance at life and feeling fragile but his features lit with gratitude. 

French sailor Alain Delord (R) is pictured with Orion expedition leader Margie McIntyre on January 22, 2013 after stepping off the cruise ship in Hobart, Australia. He described his rescue from a life-raft adrift for three days in the Southern Ocean as a second chance at life.

Alain Delord was little more than an orange speck bobbing in and out of view on foaming four-metre (13-foot) waves when the Antarctic cruise ship Orion spotted his life raft on Sunday evening.

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