Monday, January 19, 2009

Burma fishermen in amazing escape

Source: BBC

Two Burmese fishermen have survived for almost a month in shark-infested waters by floating on a large ice box after their fishing boat sank.

The men, in their 20s, were spotted by an Australian coastal patrol aircraft at the weekend and winched to safety by a helicopter.

The fishing boat sank in heavy seas off the north coast of Australia 25 days ago, with the loss of 18 lives.

The survivors had no safety equipment and no means of communication.

How can a human being survive 25 days!? I would die in 2 seconds!


Anonymous said...

WOW! The two men are so bless to be a live. That is such an amazing story. Just to show their is always hope!

Thanks for sharing.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Roger Williams said...

People can go about three days without fresh water before dying, which is what makes this story really interesting. How did they get enough water to stay alive?

Degenerasian said...

I'm try to find more info. Not sure how this is possible either. Does blood count as fresh water. Maybe they caught a shark and ripped it apart!