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Heinz Finds Dominican Who Survived At Sea On Ketchup, Plans To Buy Him New Boat


The processed foods company Heinz has found Dominican sailor Elvis Francois, who survived at sea primarily by eating ketchup.

Heinz plans to buy him a new boat.

“We received thousands of likes, shares, and messages of kindness in our search to find Elvis Francois. It was an incredible group effort across six continents that led to the hundreds of articles and leads and our eventual contact with Elvis,” the company posted on social media.

“Thank you internet,” the social media post said.

Elvis Francois went missing at sea in December 2022, spent 24 days adrift and was eventually rescued by the Colombian navy.

Francois, 47, said he survived on Maggi cubes, garlic powder, and a bottle of ketchup.

Soon after, Heinz, well-known for its ketchup, asked fans to help the company track him down  to buy him a new boat.

In an Instagram post on February 14, Heinz wrote to fans, “Help us #findtheketchupboatguy.”

The company said it located Francois in Dominica and is working out details on getting him a new boat equipped with full navigational technology to avoid another disaster in the future.

 and was eventually rescued by Colombian authorities

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