[Ed. – So he won’t be getting his own ‘Survivorman’-type series?]
Thirteen months adrift at sea in a tiny boat left Jose Salvador Alvarenga on the brink of madness and ready to die — then he spotted something that made him believe in miracles.
“I had just killed a bird to eat and saw some trees. I cried, ‘Oh, God!’ ” Alvarenga said, in his first interview since he washed up on a remote Pacific island last Thursday.
“[Then] I got to land and had a mountain of sleep. In the morning I woke up,” he told The Telegraph newspaper. “I saw a small house. I didn’t have any clothes — I was only in my underwear and they were ripped and torn.”
Alvarenga, 37, claims his ordeal began on Dec. 21, 2012, when he and a 15-year-old companion went shark fishing off the coast of Mexico and their engine broke down.