Felix Victims at Sea for Days
Submitted by fyl on Sat, 2007/09/08 - 19:28.
This AP article on AOL offers stories of Felix survivors that we stranded at sea for days. The article reads like a good adventure story--too bad what is talked about is true.
The first word of the storm came on radio and from Nicaraguan sailors who passed by on boats, urging fisherman to return to ports and others to evacuate low-lying islands where they lived. But the Miskito Indians, descendants of Indians, European settlers and African slaves who speak their own language and have a long-standing mistrust of Nicaragua's central government and President Daniel Ortega, paid little heed to the official warnings. Having spent their lives in stilt homes built over the water, they believed they knew the sea and when to leave it.