FIVE AGAINST THE SEA by Ron Arias (Peru)
In 1988 Ron Arias (Peru 1963-65), Senior Writer for People Magazine, interviewed five Costa Rican fishermen as they were rescued by a Japanese fishing boat in the Pacific after five months lost at sea and wrote a cover story for People. They had drifted closer to Japan than Costa Rica in Central America. This was a weekend fishing event for these friends, which turned into five months of near death on a day by day basis. Their small day boat, the Cairo, was not equipped for five months at sea, no water, and only the basic food for a weekend. But they had each other and believed their families would be waiting; they had to survive! The men collected rain water to drink, caught fish and birds for food. Ron’s cover story became a book about their ordeal, Five Against the Sea and was translated into Spanish as Cinco contra el Mar.
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Awesome John…very proud of him!
For those who want to see the video doc done by Teletica Canal 7 last year, here’s the site: http://www.teletica.com/noticias/26930-Cinco-contra-el-mar.note.aspx
Still amazed by what these guys did in surviving all the ocean’s perils, including themselves.
llamame pues, Guillermo de Sicaya