Australian sailor Tim Shaddock and his dog survived two months lost in the Pacific Ocean on rainwater and fish after a failed voyage from Mexico.
In April, the 51-year-old, accompanied by his dog Bella, attempted to sail to French Polynesia from La Paz, Mexico, on his boat, a catamaran. Before he could arrive at his destination, the boat’s electronics and communication system were damaged during a storm.
According to reports, Shaddock and Bella survived the ordeal by drinking rainwater, eating raw fish, and hiding from the intense heat of the sun under a canopy on the vessel. The sailor was finally rescued on July 12 after a helicopter conducting surveillance for a fishing trawler spotted the boat.
Following his rescue, Shaddock appeared emaciated and vastly different than in a photo taken before his ill-fated voyage at sea. However, he has since declared that he is in good health but needs rest and good food.
Shaddock, a cancer survivor, shared that when his health was at a critical stage, he was forced to survive on juices and smoothies, spending over three months living solely on green vegetable juices at one point.