Lost for 5 months at sea

Two women and their dogs drifted in the open ocean for months before finally being rescued. The team survived three storms, two shark attacks, and floated more than 5,000 miles from their original location.
2:19 | 10/27/17

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Not that they astonishing rescue of two American women stock at sea for more than five months this week they finally were spotted. When they called for help. In the finally heard the US navy ship. Was heading their way we'll take a look at the rescue. For months Jennifer Peltz cautiously and their dogs were alone drifting in the massive Pacific Ocean you're after there's still look engine rope around Memorial Day they had set itself from Honolulu in the spring headed for Tahiti. But with no engine and a broken sale rigging. They eventually drifted 5000 miles to a completely different part of the world they were hit by three massive storms and even survive did you shark attacks. An. We actually thought it would laughed out. And they were over it. Jennifer says and one attacks seven tiger sharks came at night slapping their tails against the boat meanwhile the women kept using their marine radio to call for help. But there were no ships within range until this week when a fishing boat heard their distress calls. And the USS Ashland was sent to pick them up. As a bomb may be good approaches you can see a pure joy. Clapping smiles even the dogs Valentine and zero seem exciting. They survived thanks to having broader you're fired some lowered. Any years' worth of food like oatmeal pasta and rice as they climbed on board the Ashland. Cautious smiles from purity years many hasn't crew welcomes Hughes still in his life jacket and shaking hands with officers. Jennifer describes the moment they finally realized they were safe. It is actually quite nice line. And it currently. And humbling is read their on that navy ship now until it reaches the next port of call and ten. They're planning to get their sailboat. After its repaired in the sail back to Hawaii well. Well I spent a semester at sea once area that the senate and had a good look at. Colleagues were you patsy for the entire semester. Well you know one of the strengths of Australia. I assume it's a similar to repair experience in probably a little bit different. We had food from. And yet if you go to but it. Doesn't know what I drank something out of them what they are entered in and a different kind of hear back.

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