Heinz finds Dominican sailor who survived on the brand’s famous ketchup, gifting him new boat



Elvis Francois, the sailor from Dominica who reported that he survived for 24 days eating Heinz ketchup, packets of garlic powder, and Maggi cubes, will receive a brand-new boat from the American food processor

Heinz, famous for its ketchup and other canned and bottled foods, said they found Francois after tracking him down.

They used their social media page to send out messages asking for the public’s help and today, the company reported that they found Francois and he is in Dominica.

“We’ve hopped into your DMs – let’s get Elvis his boat!”  Heinz wrote.

Last December currents swept Francois’s boat out to sea while he was making repairs off the island of St Martin.

The 47-year-old reported at the time that while he attempted to contact family, he lost his cell phone signal and his boat drifted further into the ocean until it was spotted by a vessel, a Colombian Navy patrol plane.

A merchant ship later rescued Francois 120 nautical miles northwest of La Guajira, Colombia.

When he was found, he was reported to be in good health.

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  1. People experience injury, trauma, and sometimes a complete crisis. What they do, where they go makes a big difference. How someone successfully manage the trauma or the crisis is important. Kudos to him and how a personal tragedy turned into something positive. I wish him well going forward.

  2. Something sound fishy
    24days. Columbia. Heinz and chicken cube
    Hmmm….they need to give him a new KIDNEY

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