Asian Tsunami Heros

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I SURVIVED TSUNAMI BY CLINGING TO A FRIDGE ..NOW THE CROCODILES ARE TRYING TO EAT ME

Dec 28 2004 Daily Record
By Craig Mcdonald

THREE Brits survived the Asian tsunami by clinging to a floating fridge ... only to find themselves surrounded by crocodiles. Last night, frantic attempts were being made to rescue dad Duncan Ridgeley and his two children. He made a desperate phone call to the BBC pleading for help yesterday. Duncan told how he clung to a fridge after giant waves devastated the remote Sri Lankan island where he was staying. Duncan, from St Albans, Hertfordshire, gripped his son as his daughter Sasha, 12, grabbed hold. After making it to high ground, Duncan said: 'There are about 30 of us Europeans stuck here with water all around us, with crocodiles and the like surrounding us. 'We can't get out. No one knows we are here. Please tell the Foreign Office that we are here. 'The waves came from nowhere and swept away every hotel by the beach. 'I managed to get hold of my son's hand and reach safety. We only arrived here on Christmas Day - we wanted to get away to somewhere peaceful.' Duncan's wife Penny and their other child also survived. The family had moved to Sri Lanka to start a new life.

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