All parents, including me, would give their very life to ensure the safety and well being of their own child. The idea of one’s offspring being subjected to pain and suffering is often too much to bear. As a parent, you give your child warmth, comfort, love and a whole lot else. When they’re frightened or hurt, we’re the first person they come running to. But, unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t matter how careful you are. Sometimes, danger is lurking where you least expect it.

Jessica and her boyfriend Josh were on vacation when they were struck with a terrible turn of events. Sadly, it concerned their 18-month-old son, Malachi. The family were spending the first night of their vacation when something happened that neither Jessica or Jess could have ever planned for. After a long day spent at the beach, the family retired to their tent to camp for the night.

Yet while Jessica and Josh slept, the baby managed to work the tent’s zipper open and crawl down to the water. It wasn’t until several hours later that the camp manager woke Jessica with the news. Malachi had been found floating in the ocean. Local fisherman from New Zealand, Hutt, had been fishing from his boat when he’d spotted what he thought was a “porcelain doll” in the water. He said: “As he floated past I thought he was just a doll. So I reached out and grabbed him by the arm, even then I still thought it was just a doll.”

Hutt pulled Malachi’s body from the water and raced back to shore. Though Malachi had been exposed to the elements for hours, he was otherwise unharmed. Mr. Hutt took care of Malachi while his wife ran to find his parents. At first, she wondered who Malachi belonged to. Fortunately, however, there was just one boy staying at the campsite at that time, so people directed her to Jessica and Josh’s tent. The parents had been blissfully unaware of their son’s disappearance – they had no idea he’d almost drowned. In the aftermath, Jessica said how her son’s brush with disaster almost gave her a heart attack.

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