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A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family, after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family, after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

A Panamanian cargo ship spotted 29-year-old Javier Eduardo Olaya, more than 2000 miles southeast of Hawaii.

The crew picked him up then transferred him to a U.S. coast guard ship off Honolulu, on Wednesday.

Olaya says, his skiff's engine stopped working weeks ago, and three other men on board did not survive.

The man says, he survived by eating fish and seagulls.

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