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Salvador Alvarenga, a 36-year-old fisherman from El Salvador, had left the coast of Mexico in a small boat with a young crewmate 14 months earlier. Now he was being taken to Ebon Atoll, the southernmost tip of the Marshall Islands, and the closest town to where he had washed ashore. He was 6,700 miles from the place he had set out from. He had drifted for 438 days.

From Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

I remember when Alvarenga turned up after his ordeal and everybody was so skeptical of his story! But I always believed. Amazing, and unimaginable.