An 18-year-old fisherman from Panama who survived 28 days in the Pacific on nothing but fish and rainwater, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador, reported BBC News. Adrian Vasquez was found drifting alone near the Galapagos Islands in a 10-foot fishing boat he had apparently gone out in with two friends. Vasquez said neither of them survived the ordeal, but that he had held on to the hope he would be rescued.
His survival was likely due to a sudden rainstorm, the Ecuadorian coast guard captain who helped nurse Vasquez back to health said Monday, according to the Huffington Post. Vasquez flew to Guayaquil, on the Ecuadorian mainland, to be turned over to the Panamanian consul.