Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Haiti rescue

This brief NBC video clip, courtesy of Ben Barkay, (we'll know tomorrow if there are still photos) says it all about never giving up on rescue work beyond calculated life expectancy.

He's eight years old, trapped alive with a 10-year-old sister for seven days in the earthquake rubble, and as he is rescued, spreads his arms and smiles to the applause and cheers of rescue workers and bystanders.

This Haitian boy, arms wide and smiling, should become a poster boy for rescue workers worldwide. Seven days and experts say hope fades after three. Thankfully, trained rescue teams don't surrender to probabilities.

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