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Mariner rescued in Pacific; 3 companions reportedly died

  • In this May 4, 2016 image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    In this May 4, 2016 image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 image taken from video, Petty Officer 2nd Class Simey Luevano, left, translates a statement from an unidentified mariner, right, after he was rescued at sea more than 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii. The Colombian man survived a two-month ordeal in the Pacific by eating fish and seagulls, the U.S. Coast Guard said. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 image taken from video, Petty Officer 2nd Class Simey Luevano, left, translates a statement from an unidentified mariner, right, after he was rescued at sea more than 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii. The Colombian man survived a two-month ordeal in the Pacific by eating fish and seagulls, the U.S. Coast Guard said. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this May 4, 2016 image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    In this May 4, 2016 image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The U.S. Coast Guard says a Colombian mariner has been rescued after surviving a two-month ordeal in the southeastern Pacific, but his three companions reportedly died.

The agency says in a news release that the 29-year-old man survived by eating fish and seagulls, after their 23-foot skiff became disabled in a lightly traveled area of the ocean.

A merchant ship that rescued the man more than 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday.

The release said that the "three other men reportedly perished at sea," and their bodies were not aboard the skiff. No other details on the deaths were immediately available.

The survivor, who wasn't identified, said that the four of them had set out from Colombia more than two months earlier, but eventually their engine quit.