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South African Surfer Survives 27 Hours In Indian Ocean After Falling Overboard

Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

A missing South African surfer was found alive in the Indian Ocean, where he had been floating for 27 hours after falling overboard. A rescue team...

The Sanitation Problem in Mentawai: Watch What You Eat

Dave Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Jenkins

I first went to the remote Mentawai islands, off Indonesia's West Sumatran coast, in 1999 in pursuit of waves; I soon realized the sanitation situation was disastrous, and decided to take action.