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Survivor or Storyteller?

Jose Salvador Alvarenga claimed to have survived 13 months adrift on the Pacific when his boat beached Jan. 29 in the Marshall Islands.

Jose Salvador Alvarenga

Alvarenga says he left Mexico in December 2012 to fish for shark with a companion, who later died. A University of Hawaii study of prevailing winds and currents supports his story.

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April 2014 issue