The Mignonette Shipwreck, 1884
On July 3rd, 1884, a storm descended upon a yacht manned by four men. They were about 1500 miles off the coast of Africa and had little time to gather any supplies and launch the dinghy before the yacht sank into the ocean. All of their water was lost, and they had no fishing equipment. They managed to catch one turtle, but that did not last them long. It became clear that they needed another food option. They employed the "Custom of the Sea." Two grown men seized the youngest person aboard, killed him, and ate him. The boy was sick from drinking sea water and supposedly close to death. The three remaining men were rescued by a passing ship four days later.