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Sailor lost at sea for NINE days following a storm is reunited with his wife and son in Hawaii after using MIRRORS to catch the attention of passing ship when his flare failed

Pete Brown was reunited with his wife and his son, eight, in Hawaii on Friday

His boat lost contact on December 20 and he was rescued nine days later

Tennessee native Brown had been making his way from Osaka, Japan to Hawaii

He was with two other crew when a storm dismantled their mast on Coco Haz III

After a passing ship failed to see their flare the three men used mirrors to flag

'I was crying, all of us. We were just crying on the boat,' Brown said of the rescue

Dramatic footage showed the moment the three men were rescued

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