WATCH: Surfer Rescued After 32 Hours Adrift And Alone Off Scotland’s Coast

A rescue worker looks down from a helicopter at surfer Matthew Bryce and his board, both battered by a choppy sea.

Matthew Bryce paddled out Sunday, but by Monday he still hadn’t returned. So coast guard teams launched a dramatic rescue effort — and hours later, plucked a needle from a haystack 13 miles off-shore.

(Image credit: Maritime Coastguard Agency/Screenshot by NPR)