"The minute we got in there were fins surrounding the dinghy"

Three days after they were stranded, the crew were dehydrated and delirious. Convinced he saw land, Captain John Lippoth leaped into the water.

“All of a sudden we just hear this shrill scream,” remembered Scaling-Kiley. “Blood-curdling. Then it was over, silence. There was no crying, nothing. There was no doubt what got him. The sharks got him.”

In a similarly unstable state, their friend Mark Adams told the others he was heading to the store to buy beer and cigarettes. Scaling-Kiley and Cavanagh tried to save their friend, but they couldn’t stop him jumping into the water.

As a shark fed on Adams, it hit beneath the boat, causing it to spin.