Thursday, December 30, 2004
NAU grad survives tsunami while rock climbing: "'What is that, a tsunami?' That sarcastic question would soon have fateful consequences for Matt Engbring, a Flagstaff resident who was rock-climbing at a beach in southern Thailand on Sunday when an earthquake-spawned tidal wave hit without warning. Engbring, 24, was climbing with friends when they heard a large rumbling noise. After making the flip comment, he ran to the beach and started shooting photos of the oncoming wave, not realizing how gigantic it was."