Three Mexican fishermen were rescued on August 9th by an Asian fishing boat, 5,500 miles from Mexico's Pacific coast, near the Marshall Islands. They had set out in their 8m (27 foot) boat to fish for sharks.
In phone interviews, one of the fisherman Jesus Eduardo Vidana said they had originally set off on October 28 2005 from San Blas, a Mexican coast town, with five passengers. Two of them died and where thrown overboard.
Relatives of the men reported to the goverment's news agency, Notimex, that they have only been missing for three months. A time period could not be collaborated since they were never offically reported missing, said the Mexican Foreign Secretary.