Thursday, November 04, 2010

A Mentawai village.Image via Wikipedia
Missing surfers safe in Indonesias
Missing Kiwis safe and well - mother of one of the men...
Three Kiwis missing in Indonesia since a tsunami hit the Mentawai Islands are safe and well, says a mother of one of the men.
There were fears for the safety of David Machin, 24, Ben Gavin-Young, 23, and Ryan Irissarri, 24, as they had not made contact with their families since the tsunami struck last week, reports the New Zealand Herald.
Ben's mother, Cheryl Gavin-Young has said that an Indonesian boat has seen her son and his friends sailing off the west Sumatran coastline, still on course.
Apparently the Indonesian sailors spoke with the trio and told them people were looking for them.
The Indonesian crew then contacted Ryan's mum, Joanie Irissarri, to tell her the good news. She had previously been in contact with boats in the area.
Mrs Irrissari also said another boat had been in touch with authorities in Malaysia, telling them they had also seen the Kiwi adventurers and they were fine
"It's awesome," said Mrs Gavin-Young. "The whole family feels very reassured.
Acknowledgements:  MSN News
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