The amazing survival story of a fisherman who survived being lost at sea for 438 Days. José Salvador Alvarenga and his friend had no idea how bad a day they were going to have when they went fishing in the Pacific Ocean. I can only imagine how demoralizing it must have been to be spotted by a ship but not rescued. José survived over a year at sea but his friend didn’t. Watch Bad Day Off The Florida Coast if you want to hear another remarkable survival story.