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An Amazing and Heartbreaking Story of Survival From Toms River

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While we continue to keep you posted on the aftermath and recovery process of Hurricane Sandy, we are now hearing stories of survival that are both amazing and heartbreaking.  This particular story comes from Toms River…..



Our Townsquare sister station in Ocean County, WOBM, broke this story yesterday afternoon and I have to admit, it brought a tear to my eye.


This was a note that was found in a home in Toms River:

Justin Louis/WOBM

The transcript reads:

Who ever reads this I’m DIEING – I’m 28 yrs old my name is Mike. I had to break in to your house. I took blankets off the couch. I have hypothermia. I didn’t take any thing. A wave thru me our of my house down the block. I don’t think I’m going to make it. The water outside is 10ft deep at least. There’s no res[c]ue. Tell my dad I love him and I tryed get[t]ing out. His number is ###-###-#### his name is Tony. I hope u can read this I’m in the dark. I took a black jacket too. Goodbye. God all mighty help me.


The Townsquare News Network attempted to call the person who wrote the letter, they ended up reaching his Father, Tony, and it was then that his Father told us that his son is alive and well.  Both the letter, and the story, was not a hoax.


Join me as we continue to give our thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Meanwhile, we will continue to keep you posted on the entire New Jersey recovery process.


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