Seven Men Rescued After Two Months Lost At Sea

November 18, 2009

Papua New Guinea (ChattahBox) – Seven men have been rescued from their boat, which had ran out of fuel two months ago and left them trapped in the middle of the Atlantic.

The men were spotted by the U.S. Ocean Encounter, led by Captain Ben Maughan. They were pulled from their boat onto the Ocean Encounter, where they told their story.

Apparently the men had left for a daytime trip on September 14. They had ran out of fuel, and as they sat floating in the water had drifted far to the Northeast, taking them well into the waters, and further away from land.

They were suffering from overexposure and malnutrition when found.

Two of the men tragically died after the rescue, one aboard the Ocean Encounter a few hours later, and another on Tuesday, in hospital. An eighth passenger, a 17-year-old boy, had been washed overboard during a storm last week, and drowned.

Officials do not know what they ate or drank during their time adrift.



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