133 days lost at sea

Poon Lim was a man of Chinese decent who served aboard a British merchant ship in 1942. The Second World War was in full swing  and his boat was attacked by German submarines. Poon Lim -not knowing how to swim- somehow got hold of a life jacket and a life raft. The raft had some basic supplies and water, but a storm quickly took it from him. All he had left was the raft. Eventually, he was able to catch birds, drink their blood and eat them. Beating impossible odds, he managed to stay alive for 133 days when he was picked up by a group of fishermen. Impressive.

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