Hurricane Dorian – Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator

A DAD has told of his horror at watching the howling winds of hurricane Dorian sweep away his boy away after he threw him on to a roof to escape a shark in the flood waters.

Adrian Farrington was trying frantically to save his son in Murphy Town on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas.

9 A dad has revealed his heartache at seeing his boy being swept away into shark infested waters in the BahamasCredit: Facebook

He recalled how his five-year-old, Adrian Jr, was reaching up and calling out “Daddy” as the winds blew him away.

The 38-year-old told the Nassau Guardian: 'I still could remember him reaching for me and calling, "Daddy,"

Adrian had thought his boy would be safer out of the water after spotting a shark beneath the waves so flung him onto a nearby roof.

He then tried to make his way to his son, Adrian Jr., but before he could sit down 'to hold him,' the hurricane 'dragged him across the roof back into the surge.'

Adrian climbed up and fought through the wreckage to where he saw his son go under and then dived underwater to try to find his son but he had vanished.

He added: “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.”

Adrian retold the harrowing tale from his hospital bed after breaking his leg in the carnage.

His tragic tale comes as Bahamanian officials revealed Dorian's final death toll with be "staggering" as thousands are already listed as missing.

The 225mph monster storm effectively parked itself the archipelago's Abaco Islands earlier this week bringing near-total devastation.

Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 Adrian Farrington Jr is just one of the missing listed on the Abaco Family Connect Facebook page set up to help those missing in the storm find their loved onesCredit: Facebook
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 Dorian left a trail of destruction in its wake with thousands feared deadCredit: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2019 This image may be used for current news purposes only. It m
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 Homes left flattened by 225mph Hurricane Dorian are seen on Abaco, BahamasCredit: AP:Associated Press
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 A woman comforts a sobbing man whose eight relatives are missingCredit: AP:Associated Press
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 A boat stranded on land in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, BahamasCredit: Reuters

The death toll officially sits at 30 but officials expected that to rise dramatically over the coming days.

Last night Health Minister Duane Sands warned of a "staggering" final number.

"The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering," he told local radio.

On social media thousands are still listed as missing as British and American rescue teams hunt through the rubble for survivors.

People are also using websites such as DorianPeopleSearch.com, which currently lists the names of more than 5,500 missing people.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, the site's founder Vanessa Pritchard-Ansell said: “When you see that somebody has been found and their family knows where they are, you feel a moment of elation.”

“But you also know that there are so many thousands of others who have not been accounted for.”

MOST READ IN WORLD NEWSHurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorDEATH OF A TYRANT Despot Robert Mugabe whose reign of terror crippled Zimbabwe dies at 95 Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator'I DIDN'T KILL HER' Weeping cheerleader denies murdering baby 'after giving birth on loo' Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorExclusivesick joker My chilling year with original ‘killer clown’ who raped & killed 33 teen victims Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorSTUFF OF NIGHTMARES Tourists prod sleeping 'furry' animal only to get shock of their lives Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorDEADLY DORIAN Bahamas says death toll will be ‘staggering' with thousands still missing Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorSCHOOL TRIP HELL Parents sue school after girl, 4, raped in McDonald's toilet on day trip Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorDOOMED TO DIE Boy, 9, begged 'please don't send me back to daddy' before savage murder Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator'HEARTBROKEN' Country star Kylie Rae Harris, 30, killed in crash after sharing tearful vid Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorCOW DARE HE Naked OAP, 68, caught red-handed having sex with COW in field is fined just £8 Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predatorAGE IS JUST A NUMBER ‘World’s oldest mum’ gives birth to twins aged 74, doctor claims

In grim development officials in the Bahamas have deployed a team of morticians loaded with body bags to the Abaco Islands, the BBC reports.

Chilling pictures taken there over the past 36 hours show the catastrophic damage caused to thousands of homes.

The wooden-built properties were completely shredded as the mega-storm bulldozed towns and villages, ripping up trees and felling power lines.

Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 At least 30 people are reported to have died in the shocking mega-stormCredit: AP:Associated Press
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 Hurricane Dorian tore buildings in the Bahamas apart with its 225mph windsCredit: EPA
Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas floodwaters invaded by SHARKS as dad is forced to throw son, 5, on roof to escape circling predator9 Two friends cry and hug as they find each other in the aftermath of DorianCredit: AP:Associated Press

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*