Asian Tsunami Heros

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hollywood action hero Jet Li recounts how he survived tsunami in Maldives

HONG KONG He was the bad guy in "Lethal Weapon 4," and the good guy in "Hero." Now Hong Kong action star Jet Li has a new title for his resume: survivor.

Li recounted today how he escaped the South Asia tsunami as it crashed into a Maldives (MAHL'-dyvz) resort where he had been vacationing with his family.Li told an audience at a charity concert in Hong Kong that he was walking on a beach with his daughters and their maid the day after Christmas when the giant waves sent water swirling ashore.Li said he was able to carry his daughters and drag the maid away from the rising waters that had reached his mouth.He said at one point he looked back and -- in his words -- "everything I saw minutes ago was gone." Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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