18-Month-Old Syrian Baby's Miraculous Survival

The baby was found floating in the sea by Turkish fishermen.
1:22 | 10/26/15

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And the chaos in that region starting a refugee drama. A little boy, a year and a half old, separated from his mother when their small ship capsized. But then, a miracle. Mary Bruce with the details. Reporter: Two Turkish fishermen approach what they think is just a life vest, only to discover it's a baby floating. Fearing the worst until they hear his tiny cry. The man desperately working to revive him. Patting him on his back. Trying to shake out the water. This 18-month-old Syrian boy miraculously surviving five hours in the water alone. Separated from his mother after their boat capsized in the aegean sea. Thousands of refugees have drowned making the same harrowing journey. This heart-wrenching photo waking the world to the crisis. The journey to Europe especially hard on the youngest, as we saw in Croatia. How about for the baby? Any food, any water, formula? He says she has had nothing today. But little Mohammed is one of the lucky ones. Reuniting here with his rescuers. His mother thanking them with tears of gratitude. Saying, you "Gave him a new life." Mary Bruce, ABC news, Washington. An amazing story. We thank Mary for that.

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