Rescued by a man who drifted 1.5 years on a boat in the Pacific Ocean
, a man who was drifting in the Pacific Ocean about 14 months, was found on one of the atolls of the Marshall Islands. Boat with an exhausted wanderer washed up on a coral reef. Here it and noticed the locals.
Lucky's name is Jose Ivan, he is a hunter of sharks. In the beginning it was a companion with whom Jose in September 2012 went by boat from Mexico to El Salvador. The engine of their boat broke down December 21, 2012.
All of their efforts to attract the attention of other vessels were in vain, they were drifting in the open ocean. In the eyes of Jose he died his assistant, who was about 15-18 years old. Jose, week after week, month after month, fighting for his life by eating raw fish and meat gulls, drinking turtle blood when it did not rain, and it was impossible to get water. Jose Ivan on his boat covered the distance in 12, 5 thousand km.
As said a local resident of the Marshall Islands, in her experience, most people are killed in such situations, as they are unable to eat raw food, they are constantly vomiting. Maybe that's why he died assistant Jose.
When he came to the pier, he said: "I survived because I was praying. I kept praying all the time. " He thinks that only faith helped him to survive, but it is also an enormous thirst for life, through which he could catch turtles and drinking their blood, when there was rain water, seagulls eat meat and raw fish.
"I thank God that I survived," - he says after his travels about 8,000 miles a dangerous ocean, struggling with bad weather, all alone, in thought about his family and homeland.
On the question - what he was thinking while at sea, Jose said, "I was not thinking about anything in my head spun only one thing - the sea, the sea all around." Jose does not remember his phone number.