Hobo tourism/Visiting Death

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Support group (in red — a local guy who called help)

Visiting Death — the conditional name of the incident associated with the unwitting stay of Viktor Pinchuk in the uninhabited territory.

On 30 January 2011, a Russian traveler, while on a solo expedition on the African continent, attempting to swim the Kunene River in the lower reaches of Epupa Falls (Namibia), was carried away by stormy waters, eventually ending up on the opposite shore, belonging to the neighboring country — Angola.

The following morning, he was seen by a villager who reported the incident to the inhabitants of the commune. The police arrived and made an inventory of the money, clothes and other property left on the other side of river. They called a rescue team, as a result of which, in the afternoon, the «jungle prisoner» was released.

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  • Scene: Namibia, Angola.
  • Date: 30 January 2011, 9:30 a.m.
  • Coordinates: -16.984580 / 13.226720.
  • Time spent in uninhabited territory: about 30 hours.
  • Food: leaves of trees and shrubs, water from the river.
  • Way of lodging: plucked and laid on the ground grass.
  • Effects: light heat stroke, sunburn.

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