A True Story of Survival at Sea

A True Story of Survival at Sea

Constant Wonder

Survival at Sea

Episode: Survival at Sea

  • Dec 16, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 36:43 mins

On November 17, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip. He was caught in a violent storm which sent him drifting into the Pacific Ocean. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga washed ashore some 7,000 miles away on the Marshall Islands. His resilience, will, ingenuity, and determination helped him survive for more than a year at sea. Guest: Jonathan Franklin, investigative journalist who has reported for The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Washington Post, author of "438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea."