UPDATE: A Miracle Man in Haiti?

By David Schoetz

Feb 9, 2010 1:30pm

Maybe by now you've seen this remarkable picture.

The man in the photograph has been identified as 28-year-old Evan Muncie. He was pulled from the rubble in Haiti yesterday. He may be the longest surviving victim trapped in debris from the catastrophic January 12 earthquake.

We use the word may because the story — at this point — cannot be completely validated. There are serious questions about he could survive so long without water (food is not the issue), as well as a rather fuzzy story he reportedly relayed to family members about being given water by a man in a white coat who for some unknown reason was unable to rescue him. 

But CNN's Sanjay Gupta put the question to Dr. Michael Connelly, an American working at the University of Miami field hospital's Project Medishare who treated the patient yesterday.

Connelly, describing the man's emaciated condition, disorientation, and festering flesh wombs, said, "There's no reason for me to doubt it."

Hundreds of media outlets are now reporting the story, most with some degree of skepticism. The remarkable photo was taken by Michael Andrew, a photographer whose blog you will find HERE. Andrew is in Haiti helping with the relief effort.

See last night's "From the Miracles-Do-Happen Category" blog here. I will continue to update as we know more.

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