An Australian sailor, Tim Shaddock, and his dog, Bella, survived for two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean after a storm damaged their catamaran and cut off their communications. They sustained themselves by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater until a tuna trawler discovered and rescued them off the Mexican coast.
- Tim Shaddock and his dog were on a 3,700-mile journey from La Paz, Mexico to French Polynesia when their boat was damaged by a storm.
- With communications wrecked, the pair survived on raw fish and rainwater while Shaddock sought shelter under the boat’s canopy to avoid sunburn.
- After two months adrift, a helicopter accompanying a tuna trawler located and rescued them.
- Shaddock was found in good health, sporting a bushy beard and wearing two hats for sun protection.
- Despite the ordeal, Shaddock is reported to be in good health, as is his dog, Bella.