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02-06-2014 02:54 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Originally Posted by guitarguy56 View Post
Is that a blue water boat or not?
Slap a sail on that baby and get ready to circumnavigate!
02-06-2014 01:52 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

The guy's got cheeks like Santa Claus!

Probably caught a bunch of sea cookies.
02-06-2014 01:48 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
I'm a sceptic, Sorry! Sounds like a gerat move or book deal...
I'm sure while his friend died and eating turtles, drinking the blood of the creatures he caught he was thinking of the millions he'll make on a movie deal... 'Yeah that's the ticket' (Jon Lovitz and the 'Pathological Liars Anonymous')... Yeah...
02-06-2014 01:43 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

People in these areas of the world are not like the people living in the U.S. or Europe that make up stories (lies or hoaxes) and have books/movie rights made quickly... they make millions on otherwise false facts or crimes...

Notice how a movie or movie deal has not been made yet of the Chilean miners trapped in the mine for 69 days (the whole world watched this event until they were rescued)... surely that should have made for a decent movie/book deal... many instances of rare occurances happening in third or second world countries we don't hear much of but worthy of a book/movie deal but it doesn't happen... usually never does.
02-06-2014 01:31 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

I caught a glimpse of something on the national news last night and they talked about this guy being readmitted to the hospital for dehydration and muscular atrophy related to dehydration due to exposure while lost at sea. From a medical standpoint, I find it nearly impossible to believe that someone could possibly survive that long in a small, open boat with not much more than the clothes he was wearing.

02-06-2014 01:15 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

I'm a sceptic, Sorry! Sounds like a gerat move or book deal...
02-06-2014 12:59 PM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Alvarenga, who said he was lost at sea for 13 months, returned to a hospital Thursday to be intravenously fed, said Christian Clay-Mendoza, a top Mexican trade official.

"Doctors say he's severely dehydrated and low on vitamins and minerals," he said.
Maybe the doctors are in on the conspiracy as well.

Castaway's health takes turn for the worse, Mexican official says -
02-06-2014 11:48 AM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

People in Mexico saw him leave, so how else do you explain him ending up where he did all these months later? Did he drop his boat via helicopter to this remote atoll for attention? Why would this be a hoax?
02-06-2014 11:30 AM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

The boat from Jose Salvador Alvarenga can be seen in this link at the bottom of the page... it's an open boat with no shelter whatsover except what he used in the story... I believe the story... he looks the part of a hydrated individual even though it is hard to see... I mean he did get replenishment of liquids and some food to keep his condition 'alive'.

BBC News - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's health worsens

02-06-2014 11:18 AM
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

above should day "sea passage".
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