Robert Phillips from Bermagui was propelled through the collapsing walls of his hut and swept about a kilometre through a nearby lagoon.
An Australian couple diving off the Maldives in the Indian Ocean were dragged about a kilometre out to sea before being rescued.
A Swedish toddler has been reunited with his father after the boy's picture was posted on the internet.
Anonymous acts of kindness.
A pair of Israeli newlyweds described how a Palestinian couple came to their rescue, paying for them to fly back home after they had lost all their cash.
An Indian teenager was found after clinging to a door in heavy seas for two days.
About 3000 Sri Lankan villagers believed to have died in the island's tsunami disaster were found alive yesterday.
A 20-day-old baby survived, thanks to a floating mattress.
A Canadian survived for 10 hours by clinging to a dead fisherman who was wearing a lifejacket.