Joshua Arneas Bazell, born in 1970, is an American writer and medical doctor.
In August 1982, Josh Bazell, then 12 years of age, and his family were left adrift at sea in a 14-foot (4.3 metre) aluminum boat when it ran out of fuel 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) from Grand Cayman island. Josh's father swam to shore to summon help but on returning, the boat with Margot (the step-mother), Rebecca and Josh aboard, had drifted away and could not be found. The search involved many private vessels, four military aircraft and a Coast Guard cutter. In the afternoon of the fourth day the Japanese tanker Arabia Addas happened upon the boat, which had drifted to a position 40 miles (64 km) from Grand Cayman. The family were re-united that night aboard the tanker. The family were afterwards described as "in absolutely perfect condition - a bit skinny and suntanned".
Notes and references
- Josh Bazell's debut novel, 'Beat the Reaper,' has bite, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 04, 2009
- "Robert Bazell, Chief Science and Health Correspondent". MSNBC.com. 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- r - Br (1982-08-16). "Family, Cayman islanders celebrate rescue at sea". Observer-Reporter via Google Search. p. A7. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- Works by or about Josh Bazell in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Washington Post article
- Guardian review
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