Teenager survives 49 days at sea

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An Indonesian teenager who was looking after a fishing hut survived for 49 days at sea after the huts mooring snapped.

Aldi Novel Adilang was on the hut 125km off the Indonesian coast in mid-July when heavy winds caused its moorings to snap, casting the 18-year-old adrift.

He ended up thousands of kilometres away near Guam, where he was eventually picked up by a Panamanian vessel.

He survived by catching fish and cooking the fish over wood taken from his vessel.
It is unclear how he remained hydrated.

22 Responses

  1. if you are thinking, he just drank the sea water.
    sea water doesn’t help. it makes you dehydrated (i’m pretty sure at least)

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