Claim: Your help is needed to identify a young tsunami victim and reunite him with his family.
Status: Not any more.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Do you know this boy?
Can anybody help?
Please take a look at the attached picture of this victim (a
This boy is about 2 years old. Found and taken from Khao Lak Resort Area, the southern part of Thailand. His parents are missing. His nationality cannot be identified.
Please contact Dr. Anuroj Tharasiriroj of Phuket International Hospital, +66 76 249-400,
Nobody knows who this boy belongs to!
Please send this to all — we mean all! — the people in your entire network.
Looking for his family. The boy, about 2 years old, from Khoa Lak is missing his parents. Nobody knows what country he comes from. If anybody known him please contact us by:
Origins: Natural disasters of the scale of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of December 2004 inevitably end up separating people as they flee for safety or are caught up in the effects of the
disaster, creating a period fraught with worry as family members anxiously search for their loved ones. Sometimes survivors are too sick or injured to get in touch with the rest of their families, sometimes they’re well but simply can’t get a message through in all the chaos, and sometimes — as in this case — they can’t communicate who they are because they’re too young or they speak a language rescuers can’t understand.
Hannes Bergstroem, a 2-year-old Swedish boy, was caught up in the tsunami that struck Thailand on
Fortunately, this incident had a happy ending: Hannes’ uncle spotted the photo on
Last updated: 5 January 2005
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