Friday, March 25, 2011

No Hand Wringing Here - Just "Git-R-Done!"

Badass of the Week: Hideaki Akaiwa < That link is the sensationalized version, complete with raw language. News reports can be found here, here and here.

Hideaki donned scuba gear and dove into the tsunami waters to search for (and rescue) his wife and mother.
Surrounded by incredible hazards on all sides, ranging from obscene currents capable of dislodging houses from their moorings, sharp twisted metal that could easily have punctured his oxygen line (at best) or impaled him (at worst), and with giant f-ing cars careening through the water like toys, he pressed on. Past broken glass, past destroyed houses, past downed power lines arcing with electrical current, through undertow that could have dragged him out to sea never to be heard from again, he searched.
I saw this posted at Improved Clinch a few days back, just now got around to posting it myself. It's a great story.

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