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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Author: Franklin, Jonathan

Publisher: Atria Books

Format:Hardcover

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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea : On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port.<br /><br />Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.<br /><br />438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.


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Biography & Autobiography   Adventurers & Explorers

ISBN 13:9781501116292
ISBN 10:1501116290
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:274
Size:9.33" l x 6.21" w x 1.04" h
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