Kenneth Putney: Man rescued after drifting at sea for EIGHT DAYS

Man rescued after drifting at sea for EIGHT DAYS: Vietnamese sailors pluck American from stricken yacht on Thai trip Kenneth Putney tried to save the vessel after rope broke with towing ship Mr Putney, from Florida, was left without food for more than a weekHe ate three packs of instant noodles after he was dragged back to shore | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 24 December 2012 A man was rescued by Vietnamese fisherman after he had been left drifting at sea for eight days on a broken down yacht. Kenneth Putney, 54, had been with three others towing the yacht from the Philippines to Thailand when the rope broke on December 15 in high winds. He jumped on to the yacht because he feared it would be lost, but was spotted by fisherman Trieu Van Oai waving for help eight days later 15 miles off the coast