Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Go down

Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:02 pm

“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.”



Full Story 
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/baby-plucked-from-sea-by-fisherman-who-thought-it-was-a-doll/news-story/05dbf2d1c98747343074b807a38c642a

_________________
My job is to travel the world delivering Chaos and Candy.

We don't know the Questions... does that means we cannot seek the Answers?
avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18752
Join date : 2013-01-24
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by Syl on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:52 pm


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.

_________________
Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.
avatar
Syl

Posts : 17061
Join date : 2015-11-13
Location : Manchester

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:58 pm

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..

_________________
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify.
The mass of men lead lives of quite desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
avatar
WhoseYourWolfie

Posts : 6423
Join date : 2016-02-25
Age : 60
Location : Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by Original Quill on Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 am

Crikey, the mother looks like a toddler.

_________________
“Little thieves are hanged, but great thieves are praised.” — Old Russian proverb, offered by Vladimir Putin to Donald J. Trump, Helsinki, July, 2018.

"I don't stand by anything."  ― Donald Trump, interview with John Dickerson, 5.1.17...

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

Someone is above the rule of law in America.
avatar
Original Quill

Posts : 25922
Join date : 2013-12-19
Age : 53
Location : Northern California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:19 pm

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  ?

_________________
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify.
The mass of men lead lives of quite desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
avatar
WhoseYourWolfie

Posts : 6423
Join date : 2016-02-25
Age : 60
Location : Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Baby plucked from sea by fisherman who thought it was a doll

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum