A man washed up on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific was lost at sea for more than a year. He left Mexico on a fishing trip, was blown off course after his engine died and watched his buddy starve to death.
Text: Tracy Connor, NBC News | Photo: Tony de Brum | Map: Wikimedia Commons
“The castaway, who identified himself as Jose Salvador Alvarenga, was questioned Monday by police and told them an incredible story: He drifted 6,000 miles in a 24-foot boat, surviving on fish, birds, turtles, rainwater, urine — and prayers.”
Observe the perfect product placement for Coca Cola, or maybe he just asked for it. (editors note)