But the most dramatic accident happened in the CHINA SEA, far off the coast of the PHILLIPINES.
Together with a model and a woman skipper, in a motorboat JH had been on his way to a beautiful island that he had been told about, when they were caught in a heavy storm. They were thrown onto a reef, the boat sprung a leak and they managed to escape to a tiny mushroom-shaped coral island.
With only a few gallons of water and some small fish to catch, they survived there for 17 days until they were accidentally rescued by a fisherman who had seen the towel used as an S.O.S. flag.