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Man survives ’18 months adrift’ on Pacific by catching sea turtles barehanded

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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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[e]xn emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico, a researcher said Friday.

The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered Thursday when his 24-foot fiberglass boat with propellerless engines floated onto the reef at Ebon Atoll and he was spotted by two locals.

“His condition isn’t good, but he’s getting better,” Ola Fjeldstad, a Norwegian anthropology student doing research on Ebon, the southern most outpost of the Marshalls, told AFP by telephone.

Well this is simply amazing if true.

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There's at true survivalist if you ask me. 18 months adrift and never one found?

Something short of amazing.

~Tenth




posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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Amazing...I just kept imagining while I read the link how hopeless and lonely he must have felt adrift out there...nothing but water as far as he could see all around..his companion dies then its just him..sends shivers down my spine..definitely a tough individual!!
Great post!! Stuff like this gets my imagination running wild



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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Amazing Story.
It reminds me of the documentary Deepwater where lone men set out on their watercraft in 1969 for a race around the world.
Some did not come back and all were changed.

This guy had it much worse.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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I bet you he makes it rich with his book and made for TV movie lol

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:17 PM
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tothetenthpower
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I bet you he makes it rich with his book and made for TV movie lol

~Tenth
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Haha, bet your right...I would for sure watch it too!!



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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I was just going to post there is a movie/book deal in his future.

It's amazing, I'm sorry to hear about the other guy not making it. I'm not implying anything but one wonders if Cannibalism took place.

These are the types of situations where that happens. Just saying.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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Dam thats pretty hardcore.

Though i cant see many plot turns in the book.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:36 PM
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Ayyyyy sea turtles....




posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:38 PM
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Though i cant see many plot turns in the book.


That's where the cannibalism come.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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Ah, now that's a best seller right there, lol.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 05:04 PM
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Thinking about it, it certainly would not surprise me. Although I'd have imagined the negative health effects would have caught up to him before 18 months. Not that I know much about that stuff, but it seems logical.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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Truly amazing . How in the world could one survive not just physically ,but mentally adrift at sea for a year and a half? Has there ever been anyone else to live to tell such a story from a similar length of time?



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 05:36 PM
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tothetenthpower
Thinking about it, it certainly would not surprise me. Although I'd have imagined the negative health effects would have caught up to him before 18 months. Not that I know much about that stuff, but it seems logical.

~Tenth



I'm not saying he killed then ate other guy but possibly ate him after the other guy died from what ever...

I told my ex-wife and kids that if we ever ended up in a life or death situation for them to [After my passing] to Bon Appétit*

*Avoiding my liver.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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SLAYER69
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I was just going to post there is a movie/book deal in his future.

It's amazing, I'm sorry to hear about the other guy not making it. I'm not implying anything but one wonders if Cannibalism took place.











Don't eat the bait, for God's sake. Rather starve ( yeah, I have no real experience with that one ).

Great story, OP - S/ F. Thanks.
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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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Too bad he didn't have a volleyball to keep the conversation going.
I have a feeling it will take a while to recuperate - if that's even in the cards.
What an ordeal.
Turtle Blood Sausage - yum



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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You may need to amend your heading. It says 18 months but your post and the article say 16 months.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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The government airline’s only plane that can land at Ebon is currently down for maintenance and is not expected to return to service until Tuesday at the earliest, with officials considering sending a boat to pick up the castaway.


Found this near the end of the article.
I do believe I would respectfully decline that offer after being lost on one for 16 months!
Guess they never watched Gilligans Island where they got off the island and decided a fun thing to do would be to take another 3 hour tour.
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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 10:28 PM
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tothetenthpower
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I bet you he makes it rich with his book and made for TV movie lol

~Tenth


I don't know ... how can they make that into a 90 minute film? Maybe 15 minutes ...



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 10:58 PM
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How in the world did he stay hydrated surrounded by only sea water?
Is that even possible?



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 12:59 AM
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It said he drank rainwater and when there was no rain he drank turtle blood.



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