Lost divers fight off dragon to survive
A BRITISH couple who went missing while scuba diving described yesterday howthey swam and and floated for 12 hours in shark-infested waters only toscramble ashore on a desert island inhabited by 10ft-long komodo dragons.
They had to fight off one of the giant lizards, which have shark-like serratedteeth and have been known to kill humans, by pelting it with rocks.
James Manning, 30, and his girlfriend Charlotte “Charlie” Allin, 25, wereamong a group of five divers feared dead after they went missing intreacherous waters off the beautiful islands of eastern Indonesia for morethan 40 hours.
Allin and three others were finally spotted waving frantically on the beach ofRinca island – 20 miles from where they vanished – by a policeman aboard oneof 30 boats that had been called in to search for them.