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Alaska frogs survive in freezing conditions

Anchorage - In subarctic Interior Alaska, wood frogs spend winter in the ground covered by duff and leaf litter in conditions where temperatures can remain below freezing for more than six months with minimum temperatures of minus four (minus 20 Celsius).
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Couple treads water for 14 hours and survives

A Fort Lauderdale couple fell out of their moving boat and watched it pull away. They treaded water for 14 hours until they were rescued by an unexpected source.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Salvadoran castaway visits family of dead shipmate

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he survived more than a year at sea flew to Mexico Friday to visit the family of a man who died during the odyssey across the Pacific.Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, was "looking forward" to the visit, his lawyer told AFP....
In the Media by AFP

Doubts, fears and tears at Salvadoran castaway's homecoming

Cara Sucia - The Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific enjoyed an emotional welcome home Wednesday full of tears, hugs and painful questions about what comes next."I am just so happy to be here again with my family," Jose Salvado...
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway released from hospital

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific was released from a hospital on Tuesday after a week-long stay, but his destination was kept secret."I'm doing well, thank you very much," Jose Salvador Alvarenga told report...
In the Media by AFP

Anti-depressants, no sea for Salvadoran castaway

San Salvador - Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga, still in hospital after his 13-month Pacific odyssey, will need antidepressants and anxiety medication, doctors said Monday.Due to Alvarenga's fear of the sea, which medics earlier linked with possible post-...
In the Media by AFP

Details of castaway's Marshalls arrival emerge

Majuro - Fresh details have emerged of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's first encounter with other people after months at sea -- including how Marshall Islands residents communicated with him in broken Spanish learned from popular children's television show D...
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

U.S. drift study backs Marshalls castaway's remarkable tale

Majuro - A U.S. study of the prevailing wind and current conditions during the 13 months castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga claimed to be at sea supports his remarkable tale of having drifted 8,000 miles across the Pacific.
In the Media by AFP

Salvadoran castaway extends hospital stay

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who survived 13 months drifting in the Pacific will undergo additional medical tests and stay in hospital until at least Monday.Doctors who have seen Jose Salvador Alvarenga since the 27-year-old returned to El Salvador on Tues...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Salvadoran castaway undergoes psychological tests

San Salvador - The Salvadoran fisherman who says ships ignored his cries for help during a 13-month sea odyssey underwent psychological tests Thursday to determine whether he is fit to return to his family's village.Doctors say Jose Salvador Alvarenga returned to his...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway says ships ignored cries for help

San Salvador - The castaway who survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal, ignoring his pleas.As Salvadoran Health Minister Maria Isabel Rodriguez relayed a new chapter in Jose Salvador Alvarenga's amazing ta...
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Castaway says boats ignored cries for help

San Salvador - The castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal but they ignored his pleas, El Salvador's health minister said Wednesday.After meeting Jose Salvador Alvarenga in a hospital, ...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway gets emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific arrived home Tuesday to the warm embrace of a family that thought him dead.Jose Salvador Alvarenga traveled across the ocean by plane this time, two weeks after the fisherman was...
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway set for emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The Salvadoran castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific was due to return Tuesday to his homeland, where his family eagerly awaited the reunion with balloons.Jose Salvador Alvarenga was traveling across the ocean by plane this time, t...
In the Media by Laurent THOMET (AFP)

Salvadoran castaway set for emotional welcome home

San Salvador - The family of Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga hung balloons and palm leaves in their humble home for his expected return Tuesday after his amazing story of survival adrift in the Pacific.The fisherman was on a shorter and more comfortable p...
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Pacific castaway flies out of Marshall Islands

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga departed the Marshall Islands on a Honolulu-bound flight Monday to begin his journey home to El Salvador, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway goes to ground awaiting medical all-clear

Majuro - El Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga went to ground in the Marshall Islands Sunday, with phone calls blocked and escorts to and from his hotel room as he awaits medical clearance to travel home.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway likely suffering post-traumatic stress, says doctor

Majuro - A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific appears to be suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome, a doctor said on Saturday, as officials confirmed he had been living in Mexico illegally.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Castaway wants privacy when he returns home

San Salvador - The health of a castaway who says he survived a 13-month Pacific odyssey has worsened and he wants the right to privacy when he returns home to El Salvador.
In the Media by AFP

Health scare for Pacific castaway

Cort - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga has been ordered to rest after being hospitalised with a health scare, as a senior diplomat said all evidence so far verified his amazing story.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Well before Pacific quest, castaway drank turtle blood

Cort - Well before his incredible tale of survival in a 13-month Pacific odyssey, fellow Mexican fishermen say Jose Salvador Alvarenga consumed the very things he claims saved him: raw fish and turtle blood.
In the Media by Jennifer GONZALEZ COVARRUBIAS (AFP)

Pacific castaway's homecoming delayed

Cort - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's departure from the Marshall Islands was delayed on Thursday for health reasons as the family of the now-dead companion with whom he set sail sought answers.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing on Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Pacific castaway's story a 'miracle' for his parents

- For Salvadoran couple Ricardo and Maria Julia Alvarenga, the reappearance of their son after his incredible story of survival adrift in the Pacific for 13 months is nothing short of a miracle.
In the Media by Oscar Batres (AFP)

Pacific castaway says dreams of family, food sustained him

Majuro - A castaway who claims he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favourite food -- tortillas -- and reuniting with his family.
In the Media by Giff Johnson, Suzanne Chutaro (AFP)

El Salvador working with Mexico to help castaway home

San Salvador - El Salvador said it was working to try to repatriate castaway Jose Alvarenga, a fisherman who says he survived over a year adrift in the Pacific.
In the Media by AFP

Pacific castaway arrives back in civilisation

Majuro - Sporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro on Monday.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Mexican castaway begins long journey home

Majuro - A Mexican castaway who says he survived more than a year drifting at sea pleaded on Sunday to be taken home as he was picked up from the remote Pacific island where he had washed ashore.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)

Mexican castaway 'getting better' after months adrift in Pacific

Majuro - A Mexican man who claims to have survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific was on Saturday regaining strength on a remote Marshall Islands atoll as a navy ship was sent to pick him up.
In the Media by Giff Johnson (AFP)
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