Bahamas father puts his boy on a roof top to save him from a shark circling in Dorian flood water – only for the child to be swept away by howling winds as he screamed ‘daddy’

Friday, September 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

Floods had risen to roof level in Murphy Town on Abaco island in the Bahamas
He put his five-year-old boy, Adrian Farrington Jr., on roof to avoid sharks
Had to leave his son and swam to a church where he saw 12 people crushed

6 September 2019

A father has spoken of the horror of watching the battering winds of hurricane Dorian sweep his son away after he put him on a roof to escape a shark in the surrounding flood waters.

‘I still could remember him reaching for me and calling, “Daddy,” ‘ said Adrian Farrington, 38, of Murphy Town on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas.

Farrington was speaking about the moment his five-year-old son called out to him as the winds thrashed him away. He had thought he would be safer out of the water.

As well as the looming sharks, he had struggled to keep the boy’s head above the thundering waves, he told the Nassau Guardian from hospital.

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

Farrington, who also broke his leg during the ordeal, climbed up and crossed through debris to the location he saw his son go under.

He then dived in to the murky water to try to find his son but there was no trace of him.

Farrington had to swim away after his rescue attempts failed.

‘I ain’t find nothing. I come back up. I hold my breath and I gone back down again,’he said.

‘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.’

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