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Robert Hewitt
When Robert Hewitt, 38, went missing at sea on Sunday, his family prayed to the Maori god of the sea to give him back.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (8 Feb 2006) -- The police say it is a testament to Robert Hewitt's skills as a former navy diver that he was able to survive three days in the water off Mana Island, near Wellington.

They say Mr Hewitt survived by eating kina and crayfish he caught before he got into trouble.

The 38-year old, the brother of former All Black Norm Hewitt, failed to surface after a dive off the island on Sunday. He was found dehydrated but conscious shortly after 4pm on Wednesday, about 300m off the northeastern tip of the island and near where he was last seen...

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