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Teenager Rescued After Weeks at Sea

The Ecuadorean Navy plucked 18-year-old Adrian Vasquez out of the Pacific Ocean Sunday after 28 days at sea. The Panamanian teenager went missing after heading out on a fishing trip with two friends, both of whom died, he said. He was found alone near the Galápagos Islands, 600 miles from where he and his friends had started out. According to the Associated Press, Vasquez and his two companions were on their way home when their boat’s motor died. Though he was found suffering from dehydration and hunger, Vasquez said he survived on fish and rainwater.