Indonesian teen survives 49 days adrift without paddle, but with Bible: report

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Indonesian teen survives 49 days adrift without paddle, but with Bible: report

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/0...ift-without-paddle-but-with-bible-report.html

An Indonesian teenager, who worked on a floating fish trap 80 miles off the country's coast, survived 49 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean with only a Bible, limited rations and a small radio, reports said Monday. Strong winds during a July storm reportedly snapped the lines keeping Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19-year-old lamp keeper, moored in place. He was helpless and floated off without even a paddle. “Aldi said he had been scared and often cried when adrift. Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than ten ships had passed him, none...
 
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Its even more amazing when you realize the thing he was on wasn't even a boat. It's just a floating fish trap that looks like a boat, yet it withstood storms at sea!
 
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I've never seen a floating fish trap that looked like the one the boy sailed on. It looks more like a small house, instead of a tiny wire cage. Who knew they could be built so big!
 
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I've never seen a floating fish trap that looked like the one the boy sailed on. It looks more like a small house, instead of a tiny wire cage. Who knew they could be built so big!
I agree with you. That so called fish trap looks like a home made house boat.
And the boy doesn't look as emaciated as one would expect being adrift for more than a month at sea. And with no fresh water?
 
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Well, the boy used rainwater, and filtered sea water, so he had just enough to survive on. He definitely looks kind of young to be working on a fishing boat, but I've seen a few news reels that show countries where young adults or kids are working. Plus the article said that he had "limited rations" along with the fish he caught. So that could include some water, and non-perishable food items. It's certainly an interesting story, though.
 
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been there, done that, but it was about '7' years or there about for us -
'in the desert, I mean' - most intense and beautiful time for both of us in our lives'...
 
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That's one way to be alone with God for awhile lol!