A male nurse had to help the man previously identified as Jose Ivan
down the gangplank of a police patrol boat after a 22-hour trip from the
remote coral atoll where he washed ashore last week after apparently
setting sail from Mexico on December 24, 2012.
About 1,000 curious onlookers crowded the dock for a glimpse of the
long-haired fisherman, who smiled and waved briefly before he was
whisked away for a medical check-up at Majuro Hospital.
The castaway told US ambassador Thomas Armbruster, who was acting as
an interpreter for Marshall Islands authorities, that he was originally
from El Salvador but had been living in Mexico for 15 years before his
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