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Pacific castaway says dreams of family, food sustained him

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A castaway who claims he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favourite food -- tortillas -- and reuniting with his family. 

Jose Salvador Alvarenga, a fisherman who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific, is helped off a police patrol boat in Majuro on February 3, 2014

Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga also described being forced to dump the body of his teenage companion overboard when he starved to death and how he clung to his faith as he drifted some 12,500 kilometres (8,000 miles) from Mexico to the Marshall Islands.

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