Boy survives at sea on mattress

  1. Boy survives at sea on mattress
    01.01.05

    A five-year-old Indonesian boy spent two days floating at sea on a mattress to survive the tsunami that killed thousands of people from his town, and was reunited with his family yesterday.

    "Mother, mother, mother," he cried as he was rushed to his parents, older brother and younger sister at a refugee camp in Meulaboh, his home town in Aceh, that was one of the hardest hit in Sunday's disaster.

    The boy, Wira, said he was playing with his brother and two-year-old sister near his home when the waters rushed through. He held on to various floating pieces of wood while being swept away.

    "I was not afraid because I am used to the sea. As I was still holding on to a door, the mattress came by so I decided to climb on it. I was not afraid, but I was cold."
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?...jectID=9005175

    What a brave 5 year-old..
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    OMG! There's a few of these miracle stories we're hearing about.
  4. by   gwenith
    They dug a man out of Banda in Aceh who apart from a few lacerations seemed ok. The sheer scale of this is staggering' I keep thinking of the mother who had to make the choice to let go one child to save another.
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    I think this can be easily classified under "miracle"

    I keep thinking of the mother who had to make the choice to let go one child to save another.
    What an agonising choice for a Mother to make!
  6. by   Thunderwolf
    This little boy was meant to live.
    He gives us hope.
    When the world as you know it looks like it is coming to an end,
    jump on your mattress and ride it out.
    What a brave little boy.
    He is my hero for today.
    What courage!!
  7. by   abundantjoy07
    That is amazing. He was not afraid only cold. That's just incredible to me. Hopefully, more stories like this will emerge in the days to follow.
  8. by   URO-RN
    Miracle baby!.

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