Swedish sailors have discovered a new island in the Pacific Ocean.
Fredrik Fansson and his uncle Håkan were sailing from San Francisco to Fiji when they were suddenly grounded after passing the Tonga island Late:
“We were so fascinated and so busy taking photos that we didn’t notice that we were suddenly in the middle of some kind of floating gravel field.”
Further enquiries revealed that there had been volcanic activity in the area and although the Tonga authorities have not yet confirmed the discovery, Fredrik told Svenska Dagbladet that he’s been contacted by the Smithsonian Institute and by NASA.
SvD has the pictures.