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    Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/10/rescue.at.sea/index.html

    Truly an amazing story.

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    Wow...just wow.

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    Wow, quite the story.
    I'm not sure I understand how the son was able to float away, wouldn't you swim after him?

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Wow, quite the story.
    I'm not sure I understand how the son was able to float away, wouldn't you swim after him?
    That's what I was thinking.
    Or wouldn't he be trying to keep within reach of him the whole time?????

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    "funkyasflea" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Wow, quite the story.
    I'm not sure I understand how the son was able to float away, wouldn't you swim after him?
    That's what I was thinking.
    Or wouldn't he be trying to keep within reach of him the whole time?????
    People affected by autism often dislike being touched or held closely.
    This could have had something to do with it.

    Still though, you gotta wonder.

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "funkyasflea" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Wow, quite the story.
    I'm not sure I understand how the son was able to float away, wouldn't you swim after him?
    That's what I was thinking.
    Or wouldn't he be trying to keep within reach of him the whole time?????
    People affected by autism often dislike being touched or held closely.
    This could have had something to do with it.

    Still though, you gotta wonder.
    Currents are much stronger when you get out past the shore... the CNN article says:

    After four hours, the currents picked up, and Christopher began to drift from his father's reach. Because of the darkness, they couldn't see each other. So Marino shouted out part of a phrase to his son.
    I think he tried his best to keep him in site and within reach.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Man and Autistic Boy Survive 12 Hours in Open Sea

    what a touching story. Beyond belief I really think the father did his best in terrible circumstances.

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