The ocean rolls us away, and I lose your hand through the waves

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction… The body of Dustin Douglas Weber, an American who was swept out to sea in California by a surge from Japan’s tsunami last month, has washed up on the coast of Oregon – 480km away! Dental records were used to confirm his identity, according to reports carried by the Reuters news agency.

I covered the story at work overnight and I was struck by a peculiar irony: Weber was born in Oregon and had recently moved to California. He had been taking photographs of the waves at the Klamath River when he was carried off by a surge of seawater. Since then, his body has been moved along by the ocean currents, only to be deposited on a beach in Oregon, in the path of the stranger who stumbled upon it. In a way, the sea brought him home.

The title of this post is borrowed from the lyrics of The Ocean by The Bravery. Find the song on amazon.com

 

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