Castaway rescued off Ecuador 'after 28 days'

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An 18-year-old has been picked up by the Ecuadorean coast guard, after apparently surviving a 28 day ordeal at sea.

Adrian Vasquez, from Panama, was found drifting alone near the Galapagos Islands, in a fishing boat he had apparently gone out in with two friends.

Mr Vasquez said neither of them survived, but that he had always held onto the hope he would be rescued.

He said he stayed alive by drinking rain water and eating raw fish.

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