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Castaway from El Salvador Prepares for Hospital Release

His hair cut, and clean shaven, the castaway from El Salvador who washed ashore on the Marshall Islands looks like a new man. The treacherous story Jose Salvador Alvarenga tells, of having spent more than a year adrift at sea and surviving off turtle blood and fish he caught with bare hands, was quick to capture international headlines. Medics at a San Salvador hospital say he's preparing to return home.

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