Austin Hatch's story is truly an incredible one. I was somewhat surprised though to see him at the bottom of this list on MentalFloss.com. They did a piece on people that have been in the wrong place at the wrong time more than once. Some bizarre circumstances here:
Austin Hatch featured on Mental Floss
Some very unlucky/lucky people out there...Austin surviving two plane crashes surpasses the odds and I'm still in awe of his story. Losing his immediate family in such a way I have to imagine is the hardest thing in the world to deal with and the fact that he's back playing is a testament to his toughness and character.
So glad that he's with the Michigan team and Coach B's "extended family." I know he'll find a lot of support both inside and outside of the program. My continued prayers go out to that young man.
It is an interesting list, to say the least Austin's incredibly unlikely and very moving story of unimaginable loss and pressing on all the same somehow...it just tells you so much about Hatch and his strength of character.
One thing I will say about this list, however, is that #1 has a pretty good case for being #1 within the bounds of what is being discussed here, but yeah, I am a little surprised that Hatch is not at least higher on the list.
I don't know how to embed Instagram videos, but this article talks about Austin's first game back. The included video of all his friends and teammates cheering his first made shot made me tear up.
#1 is just crazy. The Hatch story should be #2.
The Unluckiest/Luckiest Man in the world...
+1 for you!
Shitty list, Hatch should be top 2. The others didn't really "escape" danger from what we are told. Just in the area, city when things occurred, but not at the point of danger (again from what we are told). I would say being a plane as it hits the ground and next to a falling bomb are exact points of danger.
That said, glad to read of the perserverence of people.