Help identify a child who surivived the tsunami-Truth, but with a Happy Ending!

Picture of Child Who Survived the Tsunami and was Separated From Family Truth! but a Happy Ending!

Summary of eRumor:

The eRumor includes a picture of a young boy who is said to have survived the tsunami near the city of Phuket, Thailand.  

The Truth:


This email was published on the Internet after the boy was found alone in Thailand.
It turns out that he is 2-year old Hannes Bergstroem from Sweden.
His uncle recognized the picture on the Internet and called the hospital that contact information included with it.
There was widespread television coverage of his later being reunited with his father, Marko Karkkainen, who was lying injured in a Thai hospital.
The father feared he would never see his son son again.
The mother, Suzanne Bergstroem, is still missing as of this writing.

Last updated 1/6/05

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