A fisherman in New Zealand is being praised for rescuing a 18-month old toddler he found floating in the water near a campground. Recently while fishing at Murphy's Holiday Camp, Gus Hutt said he noticed a small figure floating nearby and assumed it a was doll. “His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair wetted down, but then and he let out a little squeak and I thought, ‘Oh God, this is a baby and it’s alive,” Gus told the local news.
Usually Hutt would head out from Murphy's Holiday Camp on Matata Beach to fish from the beach, but at around 7.30 a.m. on October 26, he took a slight detour. "He was floating at a steady pace…if I had been just a minute later I wouldn't have seen him. He was bloody lucky, but he just wasn't meant to go, it wasn't his time," Hutt said.
Apparently, the child found a way to pull up the zipper on his parents' tent and crawled towards the sea. The little boy’s mom Jessica Whyte and everyone else at the camp was shocked to learn the news. In fact, she thought it was bad joke at first. “I don't think my heart beat from hearing that to seeing him.” Jessica shared, “ I don't think my heart worked. It was scary but he was breathing – it was amazing seeing him alive.”
The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment and he’s doing fine. The camp’s co-owner described the incident as a “freakish miracle.”