Dad Searching For Son He Put On Roof To Escape Sharks In Hurricane Dorian Floods
A man has said he was forced to put his son on the roof to escape from a shark as Hurricane Dorian flooded the Bahamas.
Adrian Farrington, 38, said his little boy Adrian Farrington Jr., known as AJ, was swept away by flood waters near their home in Murphy Town and hasn't been seen since.
Desperate Adrian has launched an appeal to try and find his son and has recalled the last time he saw him.
Speaking to a local newspaper Adrian said he desperately tried to save AJ as the hurricane battered the Caribbean island with wind and rain.
He told the Nassau Guardian: "My leg was numb, but I was still trying to stay afloat with my son. After about an hour of treading water and bleeding, I noticed...some fins swimming along the houses.
"So, I grabbed my son and I put him on top the roof. The water was high on the roof."
He told the paper that as he tried to get himself up on to the roof to hold five-year-old AJ, the boy was swept away.
"Before I could sit on the roof to hold him, the gust from the hurricane dragged him across the roof back into the surge on the next side," he said.
"I still could remember him reaching for me and calling me, 'Daddy'."
Adrian, who broke his leg during the incident, said he rushed over to where AJ was and dived under the water to find him, but was unable to.
He told the paper: "I ain't find nothing. I come back up - I hold my breath and I gone back down again.
"All this time, people carried my wife to safety and they calling me, but I ain't want to go because I didn't want to leave my son."
Now the family are desperately searching and holding out hope the boy is found safe and well.
Adrian told CBS: "I would want him to understand is that I love him, and I tried everything possible to save him."
Hundreds of people are currently missing in the Bahamas following the devastating category five hurricane - to now 30 people have been confirmed dead but that number is expected to rise in the upcoming weeks.
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