By Jonathan Franklin
"The most sensible survival e-book in a decade" (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the real tale of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles around the Pacific Ocean.
On November 17, 2012, a couple of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing journey within the open Pacific. That evening, a violent typhoon ambushed them as they have been fishing 80 miles offshore. As gale strength winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from either side and approximately capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate minimize away a two-mile-long fishing line and commenced a determined sprint via crashing waves as they sought the protection of port.
Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a furry, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a virtually abandoned island at the a ways facet of the Pacific. He may well slightly converse and used to be not able to stroll. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a trip of a few seven thousand miles.
438 Days is the first-ever account of 1 of the main remarkable survival tales nowa days. in response to dozens of hours of specific interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officers, the distant islanders who came upon him, and the clinical staff that kept his existence, 438 Days is an unforgettable research of the resilience, will, ingenuity and resolution required for one guy to outlive greater than a yr misplaced and adrift at sea.
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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin