For some people, the thought of being lost at sea and discovering a deserted island is exciting. But like everything that first gives off a jolt of adrenaline, the excitement wears off eventually.
For the most part, none of us truly want the Cast Away kind of situation, but some people have had some variations of it and survived to tell the tale.
Being thrown off a boat or somehow forgotten is not something that happens often, but to those it has, it's a tale they wish they never had the chance to tell.
The strangest part about these stories isn't the fact that they had to tread water for hours to survive, it's the scary thoughts that they had to wrestle with in their minds.
In April 2013, a then-50-year-old South African father-of-two, survived an "odyssey of survival" that required him to battle with not only marine animals, but also the thoughts in his head.
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