How 1 man survived for 438 days in sea Survival Story


José Salvador Alvarenga is a Salvadoran fisherman and author who was found on 30 January 2014, aged 36 or 37,[nb 1] on the Marshall Islands after spending 14 months adrift in a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean beginning on 17 November 2012.[7] He survived on a diet of raw fish, turtles, small birds, sharks, and rainwater.[8] He swam to shore at Tile Islet, a small island that is part of Ebon Atoll, on January 30.[9] Two locals, Emi Libokmeto and Russel Laikidrik, found him naked, clutching a knife and shouting in Spanish.[10] He was treated in a hospital in Majuro[5][11] before flying to his family home in El Salvador on February 10.[12]

Alvarenga’s story was heavily reported worldwide despite initial criticism from skeptics. He is the first person in recorded history to have survived in a small boat lost at sea for more than a year.

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