Monday 19 February 2018

'Why are you sleeping so much? Daddy will save you'

Lee Byung-soo
Lee Byung-soo
His son

Associated Press

Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent.

It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.

"Stop sleeping!" the truck driver (pictured) yelled as he hugged son Lee Seok-joon.

"Why are you sleeping so much? Daddy will save you!"

He pumped his son's chest and blew into his mouth to try to resuscitate him, "but I could only smell a rotting stench".

This is the fate that awaits the families of about 220 people still missing from the submerged ferry Sewol, or at least those whose relatives' bodies are ultimately recovered.

Only two pieces of news can be delivered here, and each is heartbreaking. Your loved one is dead, or still missing.

Families who once dreamed of miraculous rescues now simply hope their loved ones' remains are recovered soon, before the ocean does much more damage. (AP)

Irish Independent

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