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Stories about castaways are mainly the stuff of movies or footnotes in history books.

But then there’s the mid-May rescue of two Kiribati natives who, along with a relative, had set off for a day’s fishing in mid-February, only to run out of fuel and be cast adrift in the Pacific. A spokesman for fishing outfit Kyokuyo Suisan Co. recounted their ordeal and rescue Thursday to The Japan Times.

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