Teen misses ferry, tries to swim, spends night at sea

7:26 am on 16 November 2018

A teenager in French Polynesia has been picked up by a ferry between Moorea and Tahiti after he had apparently spent a night at sea.

The 16-year-old said he had missed the last boat going to Tahiti and decided to swim the 20-kilometres.

He was spotted by a ferry about six kilometres from Moorea with a piece of a body board.

The teenager was taken care of by a physician on board and taken to hospital.

He had not been reported missing.