It was mid-morning on November 16, 1961, when a freighter, which was traversing the Bahamas, spotted 11-year-old Terry Jo Dupperrault drifting through the Atlantic ocean – alone – on a dilapidated cork life float. She was barely alive. And by the looks of her and the life raft she’s on, she had been floating on the treacherous water for days.
How did the poor girl end up drifting all alone in the middle of the ocean? This is the incredible true story of a young girl’s struggle for survival in the days leading up to her rescue.