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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 am

“As he floated past I thought he was just a doll,” said Gus Hutt told the NZ Herald.
“So, I reached out and grabbed him by the arm; even then I still thought it was just a doll.
His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair wetted down, but then and he let out a little squeak and I thought ‘oh God this is a baby and it’s alive’.”
It was simply luck that Hutt was there to save the 18-month-old after he had escaped from his parents’ tent at Murphy’s Holiday Camp early on October 26.
Usually, Hutt heads straight out from the camp to fish from the beach, but on Friday he decided to walk 100 metres to the left, towards Tauranga.
After returning to check his lines at 7.15am, he saw the seemingly lifeless baby floating in the water.
“He was floating at a steady pace with a rip in the water. If I hadn’t been there, or if I had just been a minute later I wouldn’t have seen him,” said Hutt.
“He was bloody lucky, but he just wasn’t meant to go; it wasn’t his time.”

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Post by Syl on Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:52 am


If I was the parent I would thank God for evermore that the fisherman was in that place at that time....what could have been a tragedy turned out to be a miracle.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:58 am

Smile

That kid looks more like a 'toddler' than a "baby", to me...

He managed to walk out of the tent and down to the water..

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:38 pm

Crikey, the mother looks like a toddler.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:19 am

Smile

Yep...

Inexperience and a lack of 'forethought',  on the part of a couple of (too) young parents,  may well have played a hand in that situation  ?

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