Deadly Mistake: American Wanted to Take Pictures of Tsunami
Dustin Douglas Weber lost his life because he wanted to take photos of the tsunami generated by the March 11th earthquake. Although the surge that hit the west coast of the United States was much smaller than the tsunami that hit Japan, it was still deadly:
Family members told KOMO-TV Weber had thought the tsunami danger created by the 9-magnitude quake had passed and was standing on a sand bar near the mouth of California’s Klamath River taking pictures accompanied by two friends when he was swept away in a subsequent tsunami surge.
“He was not looking in the direction it was coming from, but they saw it coming,” Lori Davis said of her son.
“They tried to run down there and save him. One of the guys almost had him by the shirt. They couldn’t save him. They tried to yell for him, but the ocean was too loud.”
His friends, whose names were not released, were also swept away but made it back to shore.