A sailor has been rescued after being adrift in Caribbean for 24 days


Castaway Elvis Francois is attended by Colombian Navy members after he was rescued near the department of La Guajira, in the extreme north of Colombia. According to the Navy, the 47-year-old from Dominica said he had been adrift for 24 days in the Caribbean Sea after he was repairing a boat last December near the island of Sint-Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

Elvis Francois, 47, told Colombian authorities that he had survived off a bottle of ketchup, garlic powder and Maggi cubes.

(Image credit: Colombian Navy press office via AP)

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