This guy was our driver to take us back to Krabi airport from Koh Lanta. While we were on the ferry between islands he told us the story of how he survived the Tsunami (in Thai). He described it as 5 waves that tossed him around until he latched onto a tree.
He got scraped up pretty bad, but was well enough to help others in the aftermath.
He was wearing his favorite red shirt when it happened, which was all torn up, but he had it carefully repaired and was telling us that is is now his lucky shirt. I'll say...