NASA imagery casts more doubt on the story of two women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months before being heroically rescued last week.
Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava’s story grows more suspicious due to NASA imagery showing weather inconsistencies with their tale, reported The Associated Press. The women claim they were lost at sea after a huge storm with 30-foot waves and hurricane-like winds occured the night they took off.
The images do not show any severe weather when the set sail in Hawaii.
“We got into a Force 11 storm, and it lasted for two nights and three days,” said Appel Tuesday. The only satellite images that shows up is a tropical cyclone in Fiji, thousands of miles away.
The two women also had an emergency beacon on board that, if used, would alert satellites within minutes of an issue with the ship. The emergency device was never turned it on, according to the Coast Guard.
The women were originally planning an 18-day trip to Tahiti.
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