Adrian Vasquez, left, sits next to his mother, Nilsa De La Cruz, 42, right, for an interview with the Associated Press outside his home in the town of Rio Hato, Panama, Thursday, April 19, 2012. ... more 
Adrian Vasquez, left, sits next to his mother, Nilsa De La Cruz, 42, right, for an interview with the Associated Press outside his home in the town of Rio Hato, Panama, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Vasquez, an 18-year-old Panamanian, went on a fishing trip with two friends last Feb. 24 but while returning home, their motor died. They had been drifting for 16 days when birdwatchers with powerful spotting scopes on the deck of the luxury cruise ship Star Princess saw their boat adrift miles away and told ship staff about a man desperately waving a red cloth. The cruise ship didn't stop, and the fishing boat drifted another two weeks before it was found. By then, Vasquez's two friends had died. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tito Herrera
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 9:42 PM EDT