438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

By | November 25, 2017
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea Author Jonathan Franklin
ISBN-10 1501116304
ISBN-13 9781501116308
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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Declared the best survival book in a decade by Outside Magazine 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean On November 17 2012 two men 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 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 A gripping saga Daily Mail 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 not only an intense immensely absorbing read Booklist but 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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