They Ate to Live

Thirty-three Dominican migrants got on a boat destined for Puerto Rico. The captain abandoned the ship, which relatives reported missing in mid-October. When the US Coast Guard rescued the ship last Saturday, only five survivors remained. They had stayed alive by eating from the freshest corpse available and throwing the other bodies into the sea, The Daily Telegraph reports. The only woman from the group the Coast Guard rescued has since died in the hospital. According to the Dominican minister of tourism, “The other four are dehydrated and have swollen legs but are expected to recover.”