Facebook helps Dad find daughter

By on April 17, 2013

Matt Phillips and daughter Annabel

Matt Phillips and daughter Annabel discovered each and every other after the Boston bombings with just a little help from Fb. Picture: Jeff Friedrich/Slate Provide: Geared Up

A MELBOURNE father who survived the Boston bombings has thanked Mark Zuckerberg after the utilization of Facebook to search out his teenage daughter within the wake of the tragedy.

Matt Phillips, Forty Six, was once simply minutes from crossing the finish line of the Boston marathon, the position his 15-year-outdated daughter Annabel used to be ready for him, when the bombs went off.

“I was once as soon as in terms of to point out the last nook on to Boylston. The police stopped me. I Realized mud and that i knew what had took place in an instant,” he advised Slate journal.

Directed faraway from the world with the aid of police and without a mobile phone Mr Phillips had no means of contacting Annabel or his partner, Suzy – except a type stranger equipped him their cellphone, and he used so as to depart a message for them on Fb.

“It took us about two and a half of of hours to find each other,” he advised Slate.

“I was once involved as a result of Annabel had a go to take a seat down in the bleacher space on the tip. I posted a message on Fb concerning the situation I Was.

“In The Event You keep in mind Mark Zuckerberg, thank him for me.”

Mr Phillips waited for his family at a close-with the aid of restaurant the location staff wrapped him in tablecloths to care for him warmth, and gave him foods and drinks.

“a man inside the restaurant came as a lot as me, in shock. He was once moreover lined in a tablecloth. He was once keeping a part of %pipe. He said, ‘this simply hit me’,” Mr Phillips knowledgeable Slate.

“Folks had been excellent. thanks Boston, from Melbourne.”


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