A Filipino seafarer miraculously survived after being lost for four hours in shark-infested water. According to his statement, it was God who helped him survive the ordeal.
Loreto Miles Moscoso III is a 25-year-old graduate of Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology. He is working as a crew member on a cargo ship when his testimony happened.
The accident took place when their chief officer commanded Loreto to untie the cargo containers to prepare them to be unloaded. While he was working on the turning buckle, he took a step back to gain force and fell from the cargo ship.
Loreto suffered from spinal injury when he hit his back on a hard object before plunging into the deep waters. He tried to call for help from other crew members but no one heard him. To avoid being pulled by the propeller, Loreto injured the excruciating pain from his spine and swam away from the ship.
“It was so painful to realize that nobody might have known I have fallen,” Loreto said.
He saw a light
Loreto was drowning in the deep waters and on the brink of giving up when he saw a light that pulled him into the surface. That is when he realized that God is with him during that time.
Without anything to help him float, he swam towards the shore for hours. After swimming some distance, he saw a shark that was twice his size swimming around him. Fearing for his life, he still continued to swim towards the shore.
After four hours in the shark-infested ocean, a helicopter and a coast guard boat came to his rescue.
“After the 456-foot Liberian-flagged container ship, Vega Sagittarius, moored in Port Everglades at approximately 6:40 a.m., they notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a missing crew member last seen at approximately 5:30 a.m.,” posted by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami on their Facebook page.
Aside from his spinal injury, medical test results show that he was dangerously dehydrated and his blood pressure is extremely low. He was immediately taken to the hospital to be treated.
Loreto just couldn’t believe how he was able to survive the ordeal. He just cried his heart out after being rescued. Loreto believes that it was God who kept him safe during that moment.
Reference: Famous Trend