02.09.2022 / 21:49
Fisherman survives 11 days floating in freezer after ship sinks in shark-infested waters
READ MORE: Terrifying moment hotel manager was left in 'pool of blood' after brutal robbery Luckily for Romualdo, he had a freezer on board and in act of desperation, he climbed inside it.The freezer, which he now credits as his ‘god’ would be his home for the next 11 days as he bobbed for 280 miles in the open ocean.During his lengthy ordeal, Romualdo underwent many trials and tribulations.He lost an estimated five kilograms in weight, was partially blinded by the sun and lived in constant fear of the circling sharks below him.Footage of his miraculous rescue have now gone viral on the internet, with the rescuers stunned any man could survive the trip in the freezer.Speaking to local media following his rescue, Romualdo revealed that he lived in constant fear of death.He said: "I thought I was going to be attacked by sharks because there are lots of curious fish on the high seas.""What troubled me most was the thirst.”After 11 days when he was rescued, he said he was so disorientated he didn’t know what was happening.He continued: “I heard a noise and there was a boat above the freezer. Except they thought there was no one there."Then they slowly got closer, my vision was fading, and then I said, 'My God, the boat'.