ROBINSON CRUSOE OF CRAMOND
Thursday January 27th, 2011
It was a case of life imitating art when Daniel Defoe ended up marooned on Cramond Island off the coast of Scotland. Stranded by rising tides with his female partner Mr Defoe raised the alarm using his mobile phone (a device that his namesake’s literary creation would have found very handy). Understandably he was reluctant to reveal his name as he thought his call might be deemed a prank.
Fortunately it was not the case and Mr Defoe did not have to endure the plight of Robinson Crusoe. Rescuers from RNLI Queensferry battled the treacherous waters to save him and his partner.
According to the Forth Coastguard, “We received the call at 3.10pm when we were told that a man and his female partner had been cut off by the tide at Cramond Island... The man was a bit sheepish about revealing his name at first. He was called Daniel Defoe - the same name as the author of Robinson Crusoe... This Daniel Defoe did all the right things and the rescue was relatively straightforward.'
His ‘Girl Friday’ has not been named.
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