Unidentified tsunami boy

Category: Chain letter Discovered On: 11 Jan 2005
Type: chain Updated On: 08 Jun 2006

Description

In early 2005 a chain letter circulated across the internet containing a photograph of a young blonde-haired boy in a Thai hospital. The boy was found seemingly abandoned at the side of the road on the holiday island of Phuket after it was hit by a tsunami in December 2004.

Many recipients of the email have forwarded it onto their friends and colleagues, slowing down email systems because of the photograph's 1MB size.

However, media reports have revealed that the boy was identified as Hannes Bergstroem by members of his Swedish family in late December 2004.

Anyone who receives the chain letter should delete it, and not forward it onto their friends.

A typical version of the chain letter reads as follows:

Fw: Does anybody recognize this boy?

Looking for his family.

The boy about 2 years, from Khoa Lak is missing his parents. Nobody knows what country he comes from. If anyboy known him please contact us by phone 076-249400-4 ext. 1336, 1339 or e-mail : info@phuket-inter-hospital.co.th

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