Miraculously the people in this amazing photo survived! From the BBC story:
A Swedish tourist who was pictured running into the Asian tsunami to save her family survived the catastrophe, as did her children, it has been revealed.
Newspapers around the world showed a desperate Karin Svaerd heading into the waves as other tourists fled.
On Sunday the 37-year-old policewoman told the press she survived by grabbing hold of a palm tree on the Thai beach.More amazing stories of survival, including the Svaerd family, in The Sydney Morning Herald.
This post previously featured photos from this site, but it turns out that the photos are NOT from the recent Southeast Asia tsunami. The first 3 comments are in relation the picture whose lineage is tracked at News Designer.