The man rescued after being stranded for months at sea with his dog has decided to move on without her. On July 12, 54-year-old Tim Shaddock, and his dog Bella, was rescued from his disabled catamaran. The pair had been drifting in the Pacific Ocean for months after a storm damaged the vessel.
Though Shaddock credits Bella for helping to keep him calm during their months at sea, he wants to move on to more adventures without her by his side. Shaddock has said that he wants to visit Belize and he does not want to put Bella at risk again.
A crew member from the Mexican boat that rescued them in July offered to take Bella in and give her a home. As reported in the Independent, Shaddock said:
“She’s got a really good outcome. The worst outcome was that she would lose her life out there with me.”
Shaddock has had Bella since 2020 when he met her as a stray in Mexico and she jumped in his car as he set out for the coast.
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