Remembering his family and his favorite food kept him alive, said this tuesday castaway José Salvador Alvarenga, after surviving more than 13 months drifting into the Pacific Ocean, having sailed from Mexico.
During his route of 12,500 kilometers (8,000 nautical miles) between Mexico and an islet (Ebon) south of the Marshall Islands, his deep religious faith helped him and prevented him from suicide, said the fisherman.
Alvarenga also mentioned that during his epic journey for over a year, he longed their favorite foods such as “omelette, chicken, eggs and lots of water.”
He also clarified that he is not married but has a daughter named Fatima Maeva, which is eager to see him again.
Meanwhile, his parents, who live in El Salvador, seriously feared for his life.