Solomon Islands couple lost at sea for 29 days and live off coconuts

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Livae Nanjikana and Junior Qoloni were trying to go from Mono Island to New Georgia Island, a distance of about 200 kilometers on September 3, according to Tthe Guardian.

The pair were found 400 kilometers away, off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

The weather apparently prevented them from seeing the coastline and also caused their GPS to stop working.

“When the bad weather came, it was bad, but it was worse and it was scary when the GPS died,” Nanjikana said. The Guardian. “We couldn’t see where we were going, so we decided to stop the engine and wait to save fuel.”

They only ate oranges that they had brought with them for the first nine days.

After that it was just “rain water, coconuts and faith”.

After 27 days, they spotted land and two days later they finally caught the attention of someone on the shore.

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