Gotta Watch: Stories of survival
A tree is pulled over by tsunami waves.
March 15th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Stories of survival

Among the countless stories of devastation in Japan, there are also some amazing stories of survival. Here are a few of them:

'Looks like a bomb has gone off' – Brian Barnes was in Japan with an environmental group that protects dolphins. He was there to monitor dolphin hunts when the massive quake hit. He began rolling as the destruction began.

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'How I survived the quake'– Zach Branhamm, an American teaching in Japan, recorded part of his journey to escape the tsunami. In this interview, he describes a 20-hour walk to find his girlfriend.

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'We could not stay standing' – An NHK journalist is finishing an interview with a local fisherman as the quake hits. The video she shot starts with a low rattle and she says within 30 minutes, the whole town was engulfed.

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Worried parents reconnect with son – Parents of students, teachers and tourists traveling were almost certainly consumed with anxiety after the massive quake struck. This is Paul Fales, a teacher, who is reconnected with his parents via phone for the first time since the earthquake hit.

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  1. natasha

    i give my full respect and care and love to all of the children who have died i feel there pain they really have suffered alot and it is time we need to give back to them they reaaly need or love and time and help this is the best way to help with there pain plz be considerate and love them there hearts are what matter people are sick and hurt and this is what needs to be fixed donate what you can to help them get healthy agian

    March 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Yea Jorge, pathetic.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ron

    I bet he didn't refuse any BBQ dolphin meat as he was walking out of there.

    March 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tophernj

    I thought pretending the 1st amendment did not exist was a fox news when convienient thing.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @Sarah: We want personny back!

    March 16, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. hayley wilson

    this is fake

    March 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
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