“Unfortunately, the first time the boat picked us up, we thought Elliot was on board. When we realised, he wasn’t there, that was the most heartbreaking thing that’s ever happened,” Will said.
“Luckily we were reunited about an hour later.”
According to Aussie skipper Grant Richardson who discovered three of the surfers, the group had been forced to drink rainwater from their hair to survive.
“They were smart enough to say ‘Guys, we need to keep drinking as much as we can, while it is raining’,” he told A Current Affair.
“Anything that they could take water off, even off their hair. It is incredible.”
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