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The second life of a castaway - Survivor Returns To Panama

Panama NewsIn his new life he can make a movie, or just interpret it as a miraculous act of the Almighty. Adrian Vasquez de la Cruz arrived at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City yesterday at 6:08 pm, a castaway who survived for 26 tortuous days in a boat that was adrift far out at sea. Vasquez, 18, was traveling with two other fishermen who died from dehydration and heatstroke. Despite the trauma of death lurking, Vasquez took strength and inner courage, which he demonstrated when he had to throw the decomposing bodies of his friends overboard, according to a story told the British newspaper Mail Online, which was reproduced by El Comercio de Ecuador.

The young man, born in Rio Hato, said that for 26 days he ate raw and rotten fish, and drank rainwater to quench his thirst. This publication also notes that Oropeces Betancourt, 31, the oldest of the castaways, died on 10 March 2012, while the youngest, Fernando Osporio, 16, died five days later. The survivor was rescued on 19 March 2012 by a fishing boat that was traveling in waters near the Galapagos Islands, 972 kilometers east of the coast of Ecuador. There began his new life. After this miracle, Vasquez returned to Panama last night amid much joy. (Mi Diario)

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