Two fishermen’s worst nightmare became a reality when they went fishing off the the coast of the island nation Kiribati.
Toakai Teitoi, 41, a policeman and his brother in-law set out for an afternoon trip on the sea which began May 27th. The two men decided to stay out over night. When they fell asleep they woke up to discover they were lost at sea. The two men ran out of gas, making their return unlikely.
According to Agence France-Presse the two had food but not enough water. On July 4th Teitoi’s brother in-law had died of severe dehydration. He said he spent the night next to him before the burial at sea.That night he also prayed for rain, and the following night he got enough water from a storm to fill up two five gallon water jugs.
On September 11th Mr Teitoi noticed a shark circling his boat, and bumping his hull.
“He was guiding me to a fishing boat,” Teitoi said. “I looked up and there was the stern of a ship and I could see crew with binoculars looking at me.”
Teito claims he will never go by boat again, swearing to stick to planes.
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