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New Zealand fisherman's ocean rescue of toddler 'miraculous'

AP  |  Wellington 

A has plucked a from the ocean in a "miraculous" rescue after thinking he was watching a float past.

was at the beach checking his fishing lines at about 7:15 a.m. on Oct. 26 when he spotted the 18-month-old boy. He told the Whakatane Beacon newspaper that the face looked like porcelain and he thought it was a until he heard a squeak and realized with shock that the was still alive.

The boy had escaped from his parent's tent after the family had camped at on the

Murphy's Holiday Camp co-owner told that the rescue was "miraculous and fateful" after Hutt had decided to fish at a different spot than usual.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 09:20 IST