Official: Castaway’s Health Takes Turn for the Worse

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(Courtesy: CNN)

(CNN) — After showing signs of improvement, Jose Salvador Alvarenga’s health has deteriorated on the Marshall Islands, a Mexican official said.

Alvarenga, who said he was lost at sea for 13 months, returned to a hospital Thursday to be intravenously fed, Mexican Deputy Chief of Mission and Trade Christian Clay-Mendoza said.

“Doctors say he’s severely dehydrated and low on vitamins and minerals,” Clay-Mendoza said Thursday.

Alvarenga, an El Salvadoran who had been living in Mexico, washed ashore on the Marshall Islands eight days ago. Earlier this week, his condition improved enough that he was released from a hospital.

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