Google rescues a man trapped on a deserted island after 9 years!
One of the last things that come to our minds, and that we would not even like to imagine, is to be on a deserted island with no one for a long time! Being in an isolated place, away from all civilization and without any things except your body and your mind... probably is not a pleasant feeling. However, there have been cases of people who have had to look for life in deserted islands due to accidents suffered in boats or airplanes which have taken them to such a places.
In addition, we have all seen movies with the stories of someone who gets trapped on a huge desert island. Well, in this article we will show you the fascinating story of how one of the most amazing digital technologies of our time, Google Earth, saved the life of a man named Adam Jones. He spent 9 long years on an Island trying to survive in the Robinson Crusoe style. This is so amazing that the story is like from a book or movie as well!
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1. The beginning of an incredible adventure
Nothing portended a tragedy. Adam Jones just had dared to embark on a long voyage to Hawaii along with two of his best friends in 2006. They planned to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the Panama Canal by boat departing from the city of Liverpool, their native city. It was supposed to be an adventure, but more like an almost ordinary holiday trip.
2. A well-planned trip that went wrong
At the beginning of their trip, in principle everything worked properly, they just had some nerves due to the excitement the interesting trip, but they planned everything to be prepared for any occasion. However, what followed afterward was absolutely crazy! Upon reaching the Pacific Ocean, their ship was caught in a horrible and gigantic storm...
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3. A storm caused a terrible accident
The storm was so ferocious and devastating that damaged the ship and destroyed most of its electronic equipment. Men tried to save and survive. Adam's two friends fell overboard and he fainted losing consciousness. When he was awake he was alone. In the end, he stayed adrift in the ocean for 17 days before reaching some sort of land.
4. The first days
He did not expect living on an island could be so difficult. Since his water supply covered and lasted only two weeks, he had to build a gadget to store and filter one drop of water per minute. His temporary shelter in the remains of the ship was gone, so he needed something new. He managed to cut down a whole tree with the help of a clam shell, but it took him about 11 weeks to carry it out.
How he got the food?
5. Struggling to stay alive
Adam was all alone on a lost and abandoned island. Finding food was his biggest problem, but he discovered 8 goats that he tried to hunt. However, he did not have any hunting equipment, so he tried to make a bow and an arrow, but he did not succeed. Luckily, some goats had been stuck in some bushes among the trees. It took him about 15 minutes to kill the animal, and the meat weighed about 50 kilos. He said later that the hunting experience was a terrible thing.
6. How did he manage to maintain his strength?
Adam's survival depended heavily on his physical strength. He admits that except the getting food, he had to work very hard every single day and do all sorts of exercises, like running on the beach or doing push ups. However, Adam stated that the most difficult part was the psychological challenges mostly he had to go through...
How the rescue came?
7. Adam was losing his mind
The loneliness and the feeling that he would never be rescued destroyed him a little every day. He built an SOS help signal about 3 meters long, but he thought it would never be visible from the sky. He managed to find a large area of land and made even a larger sign. He hoped that if a plane would pass by, the pilot could see the signal for help and rescue him.
8. You will not believe what happened after
One day, Adam was surprised to hear the sound of a plane passing above him. He ran toward the plane and took some supplies. He got food, water, a radio and a medical kit. When he used the radio to talk to the pilot, it was the first contact he had had with someone in the last 9 years. After a long conversation, he asked the pilot how they were able to find him. The response was totally unpredictable: a young man from Minnesota had noticed Adam's SOS signal on Google Earth! He called the authorities and Adam Jones was found. An incredible rescue mission was made possible by this amazing technology.