December 8, 2023

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Missing sailor sent “heartbreaking” final message to his family during Hurricane Otis, wife reveals

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During the first minutes of Oct. 25 when Hurricane Otis roared into Acapulco Bay with 165 mph winds, sailor Ruben Torres recorded a 10-second audio message from a yacht called the Sereno.

“All things considered I’m alright, but it’s really horrible, it’s really horrible, it’s really horrible,” he said over the howling wind and the boat’s beeping alarms. “Family, I don’t want to exaggerate, but pray for us because it’s really awful out here.”

The Sereno was one of 614 boats – yachts, ferries, fishing boats – that were in the bay that night and ended up damaged or on the ocean floor, according to Mexico’s Navy. Of those aboard the Sereno, one person survived, while Torres and the boat’s captain remain missing.

Otis killed at least 48 people officially,…

2023-11-14 05:09:20

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