10-Year Old Hero Saves Tourists from Tsunami

by on January 3, 2005


How important is geography? Well, just ask any of the hundred tourists saved by 10-year old Tilly Smith. While vacationing on the beach in Phuket, Thailand, Tilly recognized the early warning signs of a tsunami, and told her parents. Luckily, the adults listened. The beach was cleared, one-hundred lives saved.

The British school girl from Oxshott, Surrey, credits her geography teacher, Andrew Kearney, of Danes Hill Prep School. Click here for the news reports about Tilly.

To learn more about tsunamis, read my Surf Net Kids Tsuanmi column.


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