Monday, January 19, 2009

There has got to be a story in this

I stumbled upon this story, which I will paste below from The story behind the headline has to be amazing, even if someone out there were to just make it up as they went along ;)

Two Burmese men who were lost at sea for 25 days after a fishing boat they were in sank off the southeast coast of Indonesia were found alive, floating in an oversized icebox.

The men, who said they were forced to join the boat’s crew, were found Saturday — 25 days after the vessel went down about 60 miles off Horn Island, the Courier-Mail reported.

They climbed into a large icebox as the rest of the crew scrambled for something to grab. They were found by Coastwatch pilots after more than three weeks in the water.

A Department of Immigration spokesman told the Courier-Mail that both men were receiving medical care and they will confirm their identities within the next few days.

Tell me there isn't a novella or at least a long short story out of that.


Unknown said...

How about the story about the old couple who took the carnival cruise from Florida to Mexico and back. By the time the cruise ship arrived back at por, the couple had dissapeared. Their cabin door was double-locked from the inside and their balcony door (which looked out over the sea) was unlocked and maybe even open. Investigators say they think the couple "fell off the ship".

Google it!

Fox Lee said...

I would love to see the movie!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- I read the headline but never the article about them. Interesting *scratches chin inquisitively*

Natalie- I was thinking the same thing. Like that Tom Hanks movie only better.