Beer, whisky and survival

From The Guardian, London:

On Tuesday 12 January, Wismond Exantus was at work in the ground-floor shop of the four-storey Napoli Inn in Port-au-Prince. At 4.53pm, when the magnitude 7.0 quake hit, the 24-year-old cashier had the presence of mind to squirrel himself under a desk as the building tumbled down around him.

By Saturday, 11 days later and hours after the government declared search and rescue operations to be officially over, he was pulled alive from the ­rubble. The story of Exantus – the last known survivor to emerge from Haiti's shattered ruins – is a remarkable tale of crisps, beer, whisky, Twitter, a riot and a diminutive Scottish woman rescuer.

[For the rest of the remarkable story of survival, go here.]

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