Stranded at sea 106 days, fisherman Toakai Teitoi says shark led him to safety
Good thing the Shark was better fed when they met than this dude was. That could have gotten messy.
Days and weeks passed, however, and Teitoi, a father of six, did not know whether he’d live or die. He subsisted mostly on fish and protected himself against the searing tropical sun by curling up in a small, covered portion of the bow.
It was on the afternoon of Sept. 11 that he awoke to the sound of scratching against his boat. A six-foot shark was circling the boat and, Teitoi said, bumping against its hull.
“He was guiding me to a fishing boat,” Teitoi said. “I looked up and there was the stern of a ship and I could see crew with binoculars looking at me.”