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Russian rescued after ocean flight

ROUGH RIDE:Boris Silkin fled the Philippines on a makeshift raft, hoping to hitch a ride on a passing ship, but was left adrift when he ran into a storm

By Jason Pan  /  Staff writer

He was detained by Philippine authorities and was awaiting extradition to Taiwan under the two countries’ judicial assistance agreement.

The episode ended in tragedy; just before his extradition, Ferris died from an illness on June 13 in a detention center for foreigners in the Philippines.

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