From the Pacific Ocean comes a harrowing and inspiring tale of survival, as sailor Timothy Shaddock, 51, and his dog were rescued after 3 months adrift at sea.
Now being treated by the ship’s doctor onboard a tuna trawler that rescued him, Australian news reports that he has sustained no major or serious injuries.
“I’m just needing rest and good food because I have been alone at sea a long time,” Shaddock said after being rescued. “Otherwise I’m in very good health.”
Nevertheless, his appearance was one of a man on the ragged edge, with a diminshed physique, and hair grown out in such a way that the ship doctor compared him to Tom Hanks’ character in Castaway.
Shaddock departed from Sydney in May in a catamaran en route to French Polynesia, but bad weather knocked out all his electronics, and he was soon lost in the great blue nothing.