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Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

2018-09-24 19:31
A teenager drifted for 49 days, and over 1,600 miles on the Pacific Ocean. Aldi Adilang’s fishing hut had been torn from its moorings in Indonesia in mid-July. Adilang, 19, is finally back with his family after a dramatic rescue and detour via Japan. 10 ships sailed past the tiny fishing hut before one finally caught his radio signal near Guam. An exhausted Adilang had to swim the last yards to safety as high seas hampered the rescue.