TODAY   |  February 08, 2014

Diplomat visits castaway in seclusion

Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who says he spent more than a year drifting across the Pacific Ocean, met with a diplomat, though he remains in seclusion due to his health. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports

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>>> we also have an update this morning on the castaway who says he survived 13 months drifting in the pacific ocean . a diplomat from el salvador 's embassy in japan met friday with jose salvador averanga on the marshall islands , where he washed ashore. the official said he is very frail and his physical condition must improve before he can leave the island. for now, he remains in seclusion in a hotel.