Castaway Accused of Eating Crewmate

Sometimes racing seems all consuming. From the Daily Beast.

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A man who spent 438 days at sea after his boat was overpowered by a strong storm is being sued by his crewmate’s family—who accuse him of eating the junior sailor to stay alive. Salvador Alvarenga has said that crewmate Ezequiel Cordoba, 22, died on their vessel after he gave up, and that he kept Cordoba’s body aboard for six days for company. But days after Alvarenga’s new memoir was published, Cordoba’s family said Alvarenga was only able to survive by eating their son. “I believe that this demand is part of the pressure from this family to divide the proceeds of royalties,” Alvarenga’s lawyer said. “Many believe the book is making my client a rich man, but what he will earn is much less than people think.”

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