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438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea

Franklin, Jonathan, 1964-2016
Books, Manuscripts
On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not touch solid ground again for 14 months. When he was washed ashore on January 30th, 2014, he had drifted over 9,000 miles. Three dozen cruise ships and container vessels passed nearby. Not one stopped for the stranded fisherman. Eventually he landed on a remote palm-studded island, and was saved by a local couple living in their own private castaway paradise. Based on interviews with Alvarenga and his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to normality, this is an epic tale of survival and one man's incredible story of beating the ultimate odds.
London : Pan Books, 2016.
274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: New York: Atria Books, 2015.
9781509800193 (pbk)
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