The man -- who carried no identification, spoke perfect English and said his name was George W. -- was found by a Norwegian oil tanker Friday morning, floating in the Skagerak sea on a raft of four oil barrels held together by a frame of wooden planks.
He told police he had been thrown from a ship several days earlier and now wanted to go to New York, but offered little further information.
UPDATE: "My name is President George W. Bush. Dick Cheney has kept me captive on an Exxon oil tanker since January 20th, 2001. I want to go home and get the S.O.B. who has been sleeping in my bed, ruining my good name, reputation and America!"