A few U.S. examples from recent times include: Britteny Lindt (15 year old cheerleader), Cole Ortega (14 year old surfer), Allysa Squirrell (11 year old training as a junior lifeguard), Molly Moses (16, known from Miracles for Molly), Gabby DeSouza (14 year old Floridian), Drew Barefield (12 year old Florida boy snorkeling), and Emily Fedorko (16 year old beautiful Connecticut girl). Others like Kali Gorzell of Texas had similar stories, but were never picked up in depth by the press.
These young, vibrant teenagers captured the hearts of those who read their stories. The press continued to run follow up stories on those who survived. Among them was Gabriella “Gabby” DeSouza, a cheerful, sassy Florida teen who lost her lower right leg to a propeller accident in February 2011. Read More→