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Adrift’ Tells True Woman Versus Nature Story

"ADRIFT" trailer

Sailor and author Tami Oldham Ashcraft faced a catastrophe and survived.

Her story now serves as inspiration for others trying to overcome impossible odds.

She originally wrote about her ordeal at sea in a memoir called "Red Sky in Mourning." The memoir has been adapted into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. The movie, "ADRIFT," will be in theaters Friday.

It tells the story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, setting sail from Tahiti in 1983, headed for San Diego, Ashcraft's hometown. Less than two weeks into the trip, the couple encountered one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history, Hurricane Raymond.

Ashcraft joins Midday Edition Tuesday to share how she survived after the couple's boat was clobbered by the storm.

'Adrift' Tells True Woman Versus Nature Story


Tami Oldham Ashcraft, author, "Red Sky in Mourning" being re-released as "ADRIFT: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea"


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