Matthew Hayes is a 23 year-old from Rochester, New York. At the age of 21, he packed his bags and headed for the next plane to Europe. During his trip, he and his friends hopped onto the Costa Risacca. A storm caused the ship to hit a rock and start sinking. Matthew was, out of his entire friend group, to survive. He managed to get to safety thanks to a life raft. Stranded in Chernarus because of the Costa Risacca‘s sinking at the age of 21, he was left alone in a country he barely knew about or even existed. Now 23, he wanders the remains of Chernarus, doing everything he can to survive.