An unbelievable story of survival at sea by two women and their dogs.The women set out from Hawaii headed toward Tahiti on May 3rd. The trip was intended to take a month but after hitting turbulent water and losing engine power, they were set way off course. After five months at sea, the duo was rescued by a Taiwanese fishing vessel.
Two American Women Rescued After Five Months at Sea
Two American women lost at sea for five long months have been rescued after a broken mast and a disabled engine took them thousands of miles off course.
Jennifer Appel, 48, and friend Tasha Fuiava were found by a Taiwanese fishing vessel around 900 miles southeast of Japan, the U.S. Navy said Thursday. A Navy ship based out of Sasebo, Japan, rescued them on Wednesday morning Japan time.
"When I saw the gray boat on the edge of the horizon, my heart leapt because I knew that we were about to be saved," Appel told TODAY. "I honestly believed that we were about to die within the next 24 hours."
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