By this point, news of the stranded men had reached the local news stations, with locals listening out desperately for any updates on the pair. No news came, however, and slowly, people lost hope that the men would ever be found alive.
After a whole year, most of the locals assumed that the fishermen had lost their lives at sea. Even the most optimistic didn’t believe that they would ever be seen again. 14 months after the beginning of their fateful journey, the entire village was shocked.