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Man spends 16 months at sea

  • A bearded man claims he has been floating at sea in his small boat since Sept. 2012.

    Details regarding the Jose Ivan's story remain sketchy but he mentioned to a researcher that he caught turtles, fish and birds with his bare hands and survived on drinking turtle blood when there wasn't any rain. 

    The man traveled 8,000 miles in those 16 months and the journey began when he set off from Mexico to go to El Salvador along with a friend, who died a couple of months ago. 

    "His condition isn't good, but he's getting better," the researcher said. He'll be heading to the capital of Majuro when a mode of transportation can be fixed. The researcher also mentioned that Ivan is "staying at a local council house and a family is feeding him."

     

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