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Alone: lost overboard in the Indian Ocean

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Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,
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"Solitude is terrifying and awe-inspiring in Alone. " -- The Wall Street Journal

In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the remote Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with severe food poisoning, he blacked out. When he came to, he found himself in the raging sea, sixty miles from shore. As Brett saw the lights of his boat disappearing into the darkness, it became clear that no one had seen him fall, and that no one would hear his shouts for help. He was alone in theocean.

It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. At that point a frantic search began for a single man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The rough weather meant that no planes or helicopters could assist in the search. According to the experts, he should have died within ten to fourteen hours.

Instead, Brett battled Portuguese man o' war and jellyfish, sharks, seagulls, and the stormy seas for more than 28 hours. Alone is the remarkable tale of his miraculous survival and rescue. It is also the story of what it takes to defy extraordinary odds and the incredible power of the human spirit.

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subject_facet Archibald, Brett, Autobiographies, Businesspeople -- South Africa -- Biography, Rescues -- Indian Ocean -- Anecdotes, Rescues -- Indonesia, Search and rescue operations -- Indian Ocean -- Anecdotes, South Africans -- Indonesia -- Mentawai Islands, Survival -- Religious aspects, Survival -- Religious aspects -- Anecdotes, Survival at sea -- Indian Ocean -- Anecdotes
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