Skip to comments.Fishermen Rescued After Nine Months Adrift
Posted on 08/22/2006 4:07:41 AM PDT by Axhandle
Three Mexican shark fishermen who spent nine months adrift at sea, surviving on raw fish and rain water, have finally reached dry land.
They were plucked from the ocean by another fishing boat on Aug 9, but only this morning arrived at the nearest land - the remote Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
There they were greeted by hordes of Mexican reporters.
Salvador Ordonez, Jesus Vidana and Lucio Rendon are in good health, though their arms and legs are badly swollen from excessive exposure to sun and salt.
Two of the boat party died and were thrown overboard during the ordeal. Mr Ordonez said that one of the men had collapsed after refusing to eat raw food. "He vomited ... and after a while he vomited blood, over and over again," he said.
Mr Ordonez added that he planned to return to the sea when he felt stronger.
The Marshall Islands are 5,500 miles from the Mexican Pacific Coast town of San Blas, where the three men set off from on Oct 28, 2005.
The three survivors, who denied allegations that they may be drug smugglers, said heavy winds carried them out to sea.
To pass the hours, they claim to have read the Bible and prayed for survival.
They are expected to be flown back to Mexico by Friday.
The saga continues....
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I saw them on the news last night. This is a great story.
It just doesn't pass my smell test.
BTW, glad to see you made it too!
Good call Socratic! Developing details or alternate perspectives should be appended to the original post, I agree with you!
I call BS!!
Nine mo's. at sea with no cover and these guys don't have one open sore on their faces or arms!
Either that or these Taiwanese fishing boats have some GREAT sick bays on board!
They also confessed to killing Jon Benet Ramsey.
I honestly didn't think about sniffing it. :)
Three Mexicans drifting on an open ocean that Americans refuse to drift on? That sounds plausible...
You could be right. I didn't even pay attention to the story. I have a few others I'm heavily sniffing.
When it comes to fish, ALWAYS trust your nose!
Grandma taught me that, and it's what I always used to tell customers.
I didn't even put my nose near it.
Willfully obtuse responses are not appreciated.
That's juan fishy story.
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