For a country in such desperate need of food, water, and shelter, even the smallest victories can seem like major triumphs. A 35-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed store yesterday, two weeks after a 7.0 quake that devastated the small Caribbean nation. Rico Dibrivell was covered in dust and wearing only his underpants when U.S. soldiers found him while clearing rubble. He was treated for severe dehydration and a broken leg, and there are still no details on how he managed to survive. Army specialist Andrew Pourak said it is possible he wasn’t trapped by the main earthquake, but by one of the powerful aftershocks. Authorities have all but given up on finding any more survivors from the initial earthquake more than two weeks ago.
He once was lost
Haitian man rescued two weeks after quake
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