|Sept. 22, 2014 photo courtesy of Adonai Vazquez, Mexican fisherman Raymundo Rodriguez, who had been adrift at sea for a week|
People aboard a Mexican pleasure boat rescued a fisherman who had been
adrift at sea for a week after his boat was swamped by Tropical Storm
thin, exhausted man as he floated in a giant foam cooler about 6 miles
(10 kilometers) off Acapulco on Monday and then brought him aboard.
rescued man had caught a seagull for food and didn’t want to let the
carcass go when he was rescued.
bring it with him to eat,” Odis Vazquez said. “It would bring tears to
waves and said he threw out his catch and took refuge in the huge ice
chest used to store catches.
identified the rescued fisherman as Raymundo Rodriguez, 45, who set out
from a beach near Acapulco on Sept. 14 along with another man, Mario
Morales, 69, on a fishing trip.
caused by Tropical Storm Polo. He said the port was formally closed
because of bad weather when the pair set out.
found the two men’s swamped boat with Morales’ body inside earlier
Monday, Dominguez said.
hypothermia when he was rescued. Dominguez said the man was taken to a
local naval hospital and has recovered enough to receive visits.