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Man Swims For 27 Hours After Tonga Tsunami Sweeps Him Out to Sea

Source: Alexa Phillips, Sky News, January 21, 2022

Mr Folau, who is disabled and has trouble walking, tried to escape by climbing on a tree.

A 57-year-old Tongan man who swam for about 27 hours after Saturday’s tsunami swept him out to sea is being described as a “real life Aquaman”.

Lisala Folau said he was painting his home in Atata – an isolated island of about 60 people – when his brother warned him about the tsunami, which hit land at about 7pm local time following an undersea volcanic eruption.

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