Teen survives 49 days adrift at sea

Aldi Novel Adilang,  drifted for 49 days on a small wooden fishing platform before he was rescued and brought home to Indonesia.

The 19-year-old was working on a young fishing trap when the raft broke free of its moorings, and he drifted away.

He survived on fish and sea water for several weeks after his food ran out a week into the ordeal.

The teen used lamp and radio to try and hail passing boats but had gone unnoticed until a craft rescued him near Guam, a thousand miles away from his original location.

Rescuers hauled Aldi Novel Adilang onto their ship, where they wrapped him in a blanket.

Witnesses say he appeared to be exhausted as they supplied him with food and water.

 

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