‘Real Life Cast Away’ Man And His Dog Rescued After Being Lost At Sea For Three Months


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Typically, the phrase “every man and his dog” would imply a sizable crowd. But in the case of this man and his dog, they were the only people present.

Recently, Tim Shaddock and his canine companion were saved in a true-life edition of Cast Away.

In the Tom Hanks-starring survival movie from 2000, Chuck Noland, the main character, survives a plane disaster and winds up stuck on an island for four years by himself.

And in this real-life scenario from 2023, sailor haddock left La Paz, Mexico, for French Polynesia back in April.

However, in just a few weeks, his catamaran suffered damage to the electronics due to extremely violent weather.

Shaddock and his dog Bella were left alone and defenceless after all communication on the boat was lost.

They did, however, act like true heroes by surviving on raw fish and rainfall while trapped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

It is believed that the Australian used the boat’s cover to prevent serious sunburn.

Shaddock was located after being lost for around three months—thankfully speedier than Chuck Noland’s fictitious circumstance.

A tuna trawler and its chopper in the ocean noticed Bella and the Australian sailor.

Shaddock and the pup have escaped serious illnesses or injuries, despite having a somewhat rough, grown-out beard and a slim build.

He told the crew that all he had when he was discovered by the boat was “just fishing gear and survival gear.”

Joined by a waggy-tailed Bella, Shaddock told Australia’s 9News: “I have been through a very difficult ordeal at sea.

“I’m just needing rest and good food because I have been alone at sea a long time. Otherwise, I’m in very good health.

“I have very good medicine and I’m being looked after very well.”

The tuna trawler transported Shaddock and Bella back to Mexico so they can receive more medical care there.

The Robertson family became trapped at sea in the 1970s for about 40 days.

Lyn and Dougal, who operate a dairy farm in Staffordshire, sold their land in order to purchase a 50-year-old yacht and embark on a voyage around the world. Along with them were their 18-year-old daughter Anne, 16-year-old son Douglas, and twin boys Neil and Sandy, who were 9 years old at the time.

Disaster happened after more than a year and a half when the boat sank following a killer whale attack. Thankfully, the family climbed into their fibreglass dinghy and inflatable life raft. They only had enough food rations for three days and 10 days’ worth of water, yet they managed to survive.

After 38 days of consuming fish and drinking turtle blood, they were eventually saved by a Japanese fishing boat.

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