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Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hut
The Telegraph Nicola Smith
In a tale of extraordinary human survival, an Indonesian teenager has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working lonely shifts as a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 80 miles off the coast of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi in July when strong winds broke the mooring and pushed him far out to sea.
He was eventually rescued in late August by a ship sailing under a Panama flag that picked him up in the waters near Guam and then dropped him off in Japan, reported the Jakarta Post.
Mr Aldi, who was finally reunited with his family in early September, had struggled to keep his spirits up when 10 passing ships failed to spot his plight, revealed an Indonesian consular official in the southern Japanese city of Osaka.
Survivor adrift at sea in a flimsy hut
His only contact with another human being was once a week when someone would come to harvest the caught fish and give him a fresh batch of food, fuel and water.
Aidi will be surprised that he won't like living on land anymore... once you lived so long on a boat this is how you feel, I know from first experience, living on a ship for a bit longer!
Outstanding endurance boost!!!
Sound good for an interesting documentary, indeed.
The teen gets lost at sea, or did he need to be?
Why not leave him in his happiness and sole glee.
Aldi must have been talking to the stars at night not to get bored!
There was once a man that drifted on an open rafter over the Atlantic Ocean for weeks..
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