Thursday, November 25, 2010

Three Guys With A Reason To Be Thankful

And that doesn't even include their parents.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three teens who have been missing in the South Pacific for 50 days — and were already eulogized in a memorial service — have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing boat.

The boys — two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old — disappeared while attempting to row between two islands in the New Zealand territory of Tokelau
Fifty days and 800 miles later they were spotted by a tuna boat near Fiji.

As seems pretty common amongst those in small boats in the Pacific "the boys survived by eating a seagull that had landed on their boat." Lieutenant Bligh and his men did the same, as did the crew of an American bomber which went down during the Second World War, written of by Robert Trumbull in "The Raft".

Good for these three, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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