Pacific Ocean – A man and his dog have been rescued after spending months at sea aboard a vessel that was damaged in a storm. According to 9 News, a Mexican tuna trawler spotted the damaged vessel and discovered that Tim Shaddock, 51, and his dog Bella, had been surviving on rainwater and raw fish since their catamaran was damaged in a storm after they departed La Paz, Mexico.
The Atuneros mexicanos Facebook page posted images, writing:
They report that the tuner “MARIA DELIA” of the marindustrias company has just rescued a shipwreck after having 3 months drifting there is no doubt that GOD IS GREAT 🙏 12/07/2023.
Remarkably, the duo was found to be in relatively good condition, despite being adrift in the Pacific Ocean for three months. The damaged vessel provided shelter from the blistering sun, and there was fishing gear on board allowing for a meager amount of food to be obtained.
After being rescued, Shaddock said, “I’m just needing rest and good food because I’ve been alone at sea a long time. I have not had food, enough food, for a long time.”
Experts believe that Shaddock survived through a combination of good luck, a warm environment, survival skills, and companionship, crediting his dog, Bella, for giving him a reason to keep going.
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