Surfer loses teeth, finds them on beach two days later

Friday, 20 February 2009
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TEETHING problems ... Phillip Worth, who lost his dentures in the surf at Terrigal and found them washed up on the shore. Picture: Kristi Miller
TEETHING problems ... Phillip Worth, who lost his dentures in the surf at Terrigal and found them washed up on the shore. Picture: Kristi Miller
Talk about a lucky find. 67 year old Phillip Worth was surfing in Terrigal, Australia when tragedy struck. He was about a 100 meters offshore when he sneezed and his dentures fell out.

Grampa Joe was super excited two days later when he found his pearly whites being washed in by the tide.

The quote in the paper in the end capped off the craziness of the whole story.

When he put his teeth back in they were better than ever.

"They're sharper I noticed, truly."

I know exactly all the different emotions Mr. Worth must have gone through as I have lost my teeth the exact same way three or four different times but alas, I'm still waiting for the sea to give them up...

More info: news.com.au



David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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