updated 8/14/2007 8:30:44 AM ET 2007-08-14T12:30:44

A man swept out to sea by strong currents last week while swimming at a beach was rescued alive in southern Greece after three days in the water, authorities said Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Greek man was found semiconscious in the sea late Monday by holiday-makers at a beach near Aigio, some 112 miles west of Athens, the Merchant Marine Ministry said.

His wife had declared the man missing on Aug. 10, after he failed to return from a swim at a beach some 15 miles east of Aigio. Strong winds were blowing in the area at the time, and a sea and air search failed to locate him.

The man, who was not identified, was treated in hospital for hypothermia.

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