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CBSnews OP t1_ja8gr04 wrote

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Less than two weeks ago, Heinz set out on a now-viral mission to find Elvis Francois, the man who survived nearly a month at sea by eating nothing but ketchup and seasonings. On Monday, the company told CBS News that they found him in Dominica – thanks to the internet and local reporters.

Francois, 47, rose to internet fame earlier this year when he was rescued by the Colombian military, who shared that Francois became lost while working on his boat in St. Maarten after the weather shifted and carried him out to sea. He wasn't able to navigate his way home, so all he could do was "sit down and wait" – and live off the little bits of food he had on board, "ketchup ... garlic powder and Maggi," a brand of soup.

His story prompted Heinz to put out a call for people to help them #FindtheKetchupBoatGuy so they could gift him a new boat that they promise will be "equipped with full navigational technology to avoid another disaster in the future."

"The hunt is over," a spokesperson for Heinz told CBS News on Monday. "Through the power of social media ... Elvis was located in the Caribbean on the island of Dominica."

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T-MinusGiraffe t1_jaad4nr wrote

>"The hunt is over," a spokesperson for Heinz told CBS News

I see what you did there


Boris54 t1_ja8nywa wrote

I bet he doesn’t eat ketchup for a while


BowwwwBallll t1_jaa4g7p wrote

Yeah, whatever they’re gonna offer him, I hope it’s not a lifetime supply of ketchup.


danceswithtree t1_jaabe3c wrote

He might never want to set foot on a boat again. Offering a boat is in the same zip code as offering him lifetime ketchup.


THE-BS t1_ja8r1c7 wrote

After they play Catch-up, he should relish the opportunity.


Okerron t1_ja8j6fh wrote



GeneverConventions t1_ja8yf6h wrote

This is the most appropriate place I think I've seen to use one of my favourite statements in Spanish:

"Mi alimento preferido es paquets de paté de tomate."


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chopstyks t1_ja8wkn6 wrote

How do you find someone by eating ketchup and seasonings?


kamikazektard t1_jaa8t0c wrote

Shameless marketing is not uplifting


hahnsoloii t1_jabfjq0 wrote

Didn’t they buy him a boat? And I’m betting they stocked it with catchup. It’s like they are playing out his nightmare.


palvet t1_jad5osa wrote

Be prepared for #allseasoningdiet