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anderson cooper 360 begins right now. 8:00 p.m. here in new york. 9:00 a.m. in south korea where there's breaking news in the ferry sink. an apology. judging by the grim events and more crew members arrested it's hard to imagine anyone is in a forgiving mood. all hopes were riding on the bluefin- bluefin-21. fading hopes it will succeed. what if it doesn't. what then? plus the ambulance ride was the easiest part of this 16-year-old's trip. he apparently spent the night from san jose to hawaii inside the wheel well of a boeing 767 in subzero temperatures with so little oxygen most people can't survive three minutes. the question is how on earth did he survive a trip across the pacific ocean at altitudes that reached 38,000 feet. is that even possible? there's that minor miracle. tonight we begin with break news out of south korea. an apology issued moments ago from the operator of the ferry that now sits under water with
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bodies of so many people still on board. statement reads in part quote we apologize to all the people grieving for the loss of their loved ones. we apologize to people who had injuries major minor due to this accident. it goes on. once again we beg for forgiveness from the victim's families and pray for the dead. the company saying we prostate ourselves. on the water divers and recovery crews spent a grim day bringing body after body out of that sunk jennifery back to shore. 87 bodies have been recovered so far. many of them high school students on their way to a field trip when the ship capsized. >> translator: the conditions are so bad my heart aches. we're going in thinking there may be survivors. we have to come back with nothing we can't face the families.
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>> speaking for the families and all south koreans, south korea president says she's filled with rage and horror at the incident and the fact that the ship's captain was among the first to leave. >> translator: the actions of the captain and some of the crew are absolutely unacceptable, unforgivable actions that are akin to murder. >> along those lines police arrested four more crew members today bringing the total to seven. as for that captain he face as series of charges that could send him to prison for life. he's defending his order to delay the evacuation saying the cold water and strong currents would have made rescuing survivors difficult. others say telling people to stay below deck made it impossible. ship to shore radio transmissions underscore the dilemma with officials urging evacuations and ships officers expressing reluctance asking who will be available to plug passengers from the water?
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>> the captain should make decision for people to escape. we don't know the decision. that's not what i meant. if passengers escape can they be immediately rescued. >> patrol ships should arrive in ten minutes. >> when this all began the captain wasn't at the helm a third mate was. the captain says he plot ad course then threat bridge, a dangerously narrow course that authorities say was taken excessively fast with a sharp turn that endangered the ship which brings us to south korea where kim li joins us. you're outside of the exclusion zone. take us through what you can see from where you are. >> reporter: well, let me have you just take a look at this. on the yellow sea, on a boat, as you scan this horizon, anderson, check this out. the number of ships that are on the water. you can see a helicopter flying towards us. then these smaller boats you're
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looking at, these are where the divers get on them from the larger marine vessels, they get into these smaller boats and that's how they dive down. we see a couple of them skimming the surface back and forth. those buoys you're looking at, you see the crane and then large buoys, they are off white. those are where divers have the guidelines and they go all the way down underneath the sunk sunken ferry. we're trying not to interfere. you can see those orange vessels are going back and forth. and this is extremely difficult, dangerous work. these divers cannot see in front of their very own faces, but this has been going on throughout the night. when we arrived here about 12 hours ago you could see there were lights on that kept going in and what is driving these divers, when you speak to them,
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anderson, what we hear again and again is that they just cannot bear the idea of so many 15, 16 and 17-year-old children being under the water. they are holding on to hope that there may just be a miracle, that there may indeed be an air pocket they can find some survivors. >> this is going on around the clock? they are working, even diving at night under these conditions? >> reporter: they are diving at night. even under these conditions. the scary part is that they are not quite able to access the most dangerous parts of the ship because they are worried for their own safety. what they are use cigarette rope to go hand by hand underneath the water, inch by inch and they are going into the vessel. we have heard from the maritime police that they were able to get inside the vessel at 6:00 a.m. local time so they spent
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about three hours now underneath the water. i can see it very closely with my own eyes what they are doing is that when they find the bodies they bring them up, almost 90% of them are wearing life vests just like me, this is a standard life vest here in south korea and then they are brought to the surface and then brought back to shore. it's extraordinarily solemn and very, very difficult for them. >> a lot of these kids were wearing life vests they are still in their life vests when they were found. talk about the investigation. there were a number of develops over the weekend and on monday as well. >> reporter: when you listen to the radio transmissions, especially, there's a lot of confusion and there seems to be a lack of leadership. so that's what investigators are focusing on. a, did they have a plan. b, did they follow it. then why did the captain tell everyone to stay inside? why deissue the toward stay in their cabin? so there's a question of he in intelligence as we-- negligence.
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many people aboard this vessel tell us they heard a large boom. well it didn't hit anything. if you look at the topographical map there's nothing, no rocks that will just out and hit a vessel. they are looking whether the cargo was placed correctly and whether the ship was engineered and balanced appropriately for such a trip. anderson? >> i appreciate the reporting. thank you. more now with merchant marine captain jim staples, retired coast guard rescue instructor, mario vetoni. captain staples let me start with you. we still don't know what cause this ship to do what it did. you've been looking at the route. how complex of an area is this that it was operating in? >> well, we do know there's a lot more traffic where he was.
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that's one of the concerns you have as a captain. you want to keep your vessel out of the traffic. that's why they have the separation schemes outside of the islands, that's where you want to operate, that's where you should be operating. if this captain had a lot of local knowledge for the area it would be reasonable for him to be in that area. the thing i fine unreasonable is for him to leave somebody who is so inexperienced on the bridge by themselves. >> a third mate. >> in an area that's known for a lot of traffic. >> this is a very narrow area. >> it's about two miles wide. it is narrow when you're talking larger space especially when there's a larger traffic scheme that's just outside of that area. those are mandated by imo the way the vessels should be transiting. >> to keep receiveding away from one another? >> correct. >> the idea they were going too fast in a narrow area razes concerns >> it depends on the kent, which
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way he was going. he did have a lot of speed. that could be, okay, what if he was trying to compensate for the current. the concern is the inexperience of the third mate, heavy traffic area and her being alone. that's a concern. >> march jobs we know there was only one raft actually deployed of the 46 that were on board. that seems clear that they never actually staged for an evacuation. isn't that something that you would normally do or should do? >> i'm sure it's something they should have done and it probably is in their safety management system and procedures to do that and whether they made that decision at all is unclear. but they started the -- when they had them put their life jackets on there's no harm at all in acting like you're going to evacuate. that's one of the clear mistakes they made. the captain said the water was cold and where are the rescue boats. it doesn't cost him anything to have them stand on deck and be
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ready. >> to stand near the life rafts even if you won't get in them. >> that's it. to get to their muster stations and to stand by. if the ship wasn't in trouble the biggest inconvenience they were standing out in the cold. that's what should have happened first. >> it's very difficult question to ask and very delicate. knowing what you know and what we know now does it seem likely there could be survivors still at this point? >> you know, anderson, i don't think so, unfortunately. i sort of thought it was right around the three to four day mark and once you get past that probably not. in addition to what you're dealing with hypothermia, 50 degree water. the other troubling thing a lot of these people were in the cabins, let's say i'm in an air tight room 10 x 10, i'll have three days of oxygen. that's not the problem. carbon dioxide poisoning after a day and a half.
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if these divers are trying to utilize their time the best they can they are trying to look in the larger spaces and completely disregarding the cabins which, you will recall, is where a lot of the passengers were told to stay. >> such a nightmare to think about it. talking about the third mate, is it unusual to have an officer with less experience, you know, on the bridge at being the one in charge? >> no. usually you'll have a third mate standing in the 8 to 12. inexperience would demand how much captain should be there to supervisor mentor the officers. how to bring the younger generation up and do things right. you have somebody very inexperienced you want to make sure you're there and teaching them the right way to do things. the inexperience is something to be concerned about especially a captain going through a narrow area with a lot of traffic and a lot of current. something to be concerned about. >> was there any way to prevent this ship from sinking to the
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bottom? there was time -- do you think that was a mistake? >> last time we spoke friday they had these three large cranes on scene. they were on scene for several times. the time would have been better spent to utilize those cranes to maintain the ship where it was at. basically on the surface. stabilize it. and then can you continue the diving operations. now that the ship is on the bottom of the ocean, divers need go down to 160 plus feet just before they are able to start the search. you know, that said now they have to deal with even more impaired visibility because of the silt and sand. i don't understand the decision not utilize the cranes at an earlier time. >> they had up to 500 divers going down on this ship, all at once. how do you coordinate something like that? it's got to be a huge challenge. >> it's a massive operation, and
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certainly their supervisors are being very careful with their safety. that's a lot of divers on scene and they can get hurt as well. it's a very dangerous operation. i'm sure they have a plan. it's hard to take a guess what they are doing from this side of the world. certainly it's systematic and they have a plan. i would like to see them use the cranes first. i'm not there. i imagine there's a pretty good reason why they didn't pull that off. the thing about the water tight spaces in the area where they were on the ship the fourth and fifth deck where the cabins are these aren't mandated to be water tight spaces. this is another problem. if there was air, is it still there because the air is always trying to get out and these spaces up higher on ship are not necessarily as water tight as spaces in the engineering spaces. >> we got to go to a break. we're getting some new information. death toll has risen to 95. next more on this captain in particular and others who abandoned ship when so many others cannot and other officers
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when you use the ford service credit card at the big tire event. see what the ford experts think about your tires. at your ford dealer. >> welcome back. the death toll in the ferry accident in south korea rising to 95. a total of seven crew members including the ferry captain are facing charges. the captain for abandoning ship after causing to it capsize and sink. sadly there have been others like him in the past. and captains who have gone down in history to safe lives. and others who safe lives and go down with the ship. >> reporter: he's blamed for one of the worst maritime disasters of all time, but to some captain
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e.j. smith a hero. he turn in for the night aboard the "titanic" when his crew told him they hit an iceberg. april 1912 and the "titanic" was on its maiden voyage. when the ship stoortd sink off the coast of canada captain smith ordered the crew to prepare lifeboats. >> they gave an order for all passengers put on life preservers. >> reporter: captain smith ordered women and children be evacuated first. and helped save more than 700 people. he was on the bridge as the ship disappeared, lost among the 1500 people who perished. decades later in 1956 an italian vessel the andrea dompb ria collided with another ship off nantucket. the captain made a series of errors in dense fog and heavy traffic. yet when it began to sink the captain tried to make sure all the passengers and crew were
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evacuated. 46 people died. he wanted to go down with the ship and pay for his mistakes. but his officers talked him out of it. the captain was the last person off and never commanded another vessel again. the tale of another italian ship ended very differently. in 2012 when the "costa concordia" ran aground off the coast of italy 32 people died. the captain got off the ship with hundreds still on board. he says he fell and tripped into a lifeboat. listen as the coast guard ordered him to return to his ship. [ speaking italian ] >> reporter: the captain is currently on trial. among the charges he's facing, abandoning ship with passengers still on board, manslaughter and causing maritime disaster. we did some checking and found there isn't any international maritime law that says a captain
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must stay on a sinking ship. many countries like south korea have their own law or follow the safety of life at sea treaty adopted after the "titanic" sank. it doesn't require that a captain stay on board but it does say the captain is responsible for the vessel and his passengers. that same treaty also says passengers should be allowed to evacuate within 30 minutes. remember, the ferry took more than two hours to sink off of south korea. but the passengers were told to stay in place, a warning that may prove to have cost hundreds of lives. randy kay, cnn, new york. we're back again with captain james staples. in your mine, what are the obligations of a captain to oversee an evacuation. >> he's down by duty and honor. that's his responsibility to make sure that the passengers, the paying passengers are safe to get off that vessel. that's his duty.
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that's his training. that's his knowledge. that's what he's there for. >> is there an argument that some could make that well it would be easier to oversee the evacuation from off site from not being on the ship itself. >> i don't believe that's possible. you need to be there in command to understand what's going on. not only with the people getting off the vessel but what's happening with the vessel itself. >> i know you say it's 100% the captain's responsibility but not 100% his fault. can you explain that difference? >> we have to look what happened here. it may be a mechanical problem that happened with the vessel. maybe something going on with the sms, the safety management system, the training. we know there are some problems there. we understand he wasn't the permanent captain on this ship. fearing how many trips he made on this vessel, his knowledge of the area we need to look at that to see how much of a blame you can pinpoint. >> even if it's not 100% his fault for the incident, the aftermath of it it's his
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responsibility. >> it's his responsibility. >> he's the captain. >> he shoulders all the responsibility because he's the master. >> it's really -- i mean it's kind of harkens back to another time but i mean how much training does a captain of a ship have? is there a universal course of training? >> that depends. it took me about 12 to 13 years before i was sailing captain so i had quite a bit of training and the training was reinforced through the maritime institute where we go, every time we're off ship we go back to get some type of training to reinforce that. some of the training now is the simulator training, very similar to what airline pilot dose. they are regulated to be in flight simulators every nine months that they have to go in and go through training on flight simulators. there's no regulation right now in the maritime, so there's a good possibility that nobody sailing the ship has ever been in a simulator, depending on what nationality or what flag
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you fly under. something was not seen. it's a great thing to do. >> i appreciate you being here. thank you very much. honor and duty. we've been talking about a captain's duty to perform, to protect the people who trust him or her with their safety and ultimately their lives and if this particular captain failed to live up to that trust there's countless others who are filling a no leslie kraed responsibility. they are recovering bodies, boefds children risking their lives to bring them home. >> reporter: the first police boat returns from the search site. parents waiting. bracing. they return one by one in identical plain white bags. behind the screen initial inspection. a blanket to cover. a short march back to land.
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parents rush to the white tents to identify their children. you must have said daddy saves me weeps this father. no one is immune to the sound of losing a child. as the families leave the tents so too do the stretchers empty, returning to the gurneys that await the next boat. another group of someone's children, another march back to the tents. 13 return in this group, but more than 200 are still missing. gurneys on the left side of the
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dock, divers board ship to the right to continue the search. to bring the rest home. cnn, jindo, south korea. >> so much lost. we'll be right back. to truck guys, the truck is everything. and when you put them in charge of making an unbeatable truck... ... good things happen. this is the ram 1500.
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[boy] mom!ughs] [mom] yes? [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom and dad] [laughing] [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom] you've got two left feet,boo. . we're at a critical moment in the search for flight 370. bluefin-21 drone could wrap up its work by mid-week. so far it has not found a trace of the aircraft. officials haven't said what the next step will be, if this first path of the narrow ship zone
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turns up nothing. search is now in it's 45th day and as many as 10 aircraft on 11 ships scoured the ocean today. beijing, chinese relatives of the relatives lashed at a diplomat when they were told that a briefing they were expecting today wouldn't happen. what do we know now about the search going on with the bluefin. it was in the water again today. it's about 8:30 in the morning now. >> reporter: yeah. it was in the water and they are saying it's being completed now. they haven't done the entire data dump but saying there are no contacts at this point but it will go back in the water sometime today. beforehand it was three quarters of the way done with this current search area. we'll find later on how much they've gotten through. >> the u.s. navy is saying they are preparing for a longer term search. do we know what a longer term search would look like if it comes to that? >> it's a very good question.
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the navy said it's beginning a conversation with everybody involved, all 26 nations it seems and talking about literally the months ahead. if they hit nothing in the next few days they will start talking about the months ahead up and through july. it may mean bringing in more auvs, supply ships back to refly, it may be just as much as going back to the drawing board and figuring out other places for the bluefin to search. right now everything is up for discussion and they are having a very serious broad discussion about what this search is going to look like going forward if they don't hit something this week it seems likely it will grow to a much larger broader search. >> thanks very much. i want to bring in the panel. joining me is richard quest, david gallo and mary schiavo, a former inspector general for the department of transportation that now represents families and victims of transportation
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accidents. richard you're over in kuala lumpur. these reports the malaysian government is issuing death certificates does that make sense? >> the difficulty is insurance payments need to be made out to various members of family. of course normally you can't make a payment until you have a death certificate and you can have a death certificate until you have either a court order or body. what they are doing in malaysia now the life assurance association of malaysia announced it will now start to consider making payments to relatives to next of kin even though there's no certainty of what's happened. that's really a reflection of the reality, anderson. that this search goes on for weeks, possibly many months more. not only do interim payments have to be made by malaysia airlines, any compensation is to be paid under the montreal convention but any insurance
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payments have to be made for life insurance and that will require either a change in law or a rewriting, a reunderstanding of treunderstan i reunderstanding of the law. >> if it turns up nothing then what? >> if they were thinking if you remember this was the bull's eye, i think it might be time to make the bull's eye a bit bigger and expand that area. >> would that mean bringing in more under water vehicles? >> possibly. i don't think they need to do it if they focus on this area. one or two others. if they look at other areas that are hundreds of miles away they need to bring in more vehicles. >> the malaysian government is asking families of the passengers to come up with a compensation package and present it to them. does that make sense to you? is it common for a government to ask families to do that? >> no it's not.
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the government usually sets up the structures and a parameters but here there was an airline with an insurance company. they have to present documentation like richard said they have to present death certificate, evidence of income and family members and who was related to whom. but usually they don't do that but the families need to, if they are going to be tasked with that they need to present a masterful plan. they need to demand a lot. >> richard there's a request from families to get independent analysis of the plane data. would an independent analysis would it be helpful at this point? what do you make of that? >> here's the list of questions, anderson that the families have provided or have asked for. there's some 26 questions. i'll give you and example. number 18, what is the statistical probability of the inmarsat calculations being
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accurate? is the elt within a froebtd compartment. lots of very, very detailed questions. for example, can malaysia government specific the rights of next of kin. what it is telling us is that as far as the next of kin is concerned, they really break down into several groups. those who still believe that there is hope of finding alive. those who want to know what their rights are moving forward. and those who also want to question the validity of the search areas. now, they match across each other in many ways. but the difficulty some would say unwillingness to provide information or answers to these questions has finally led malaysia to announce that the technical experts will be provided in beijing to answer some of they questions. >> mary, it surprises me. some of the questions that richard read out they are not -- i mean they are good questions
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and i would think those are questions that the families would have been able to get to answers to long ago. whether or not the elts were in water tight compartment, that is a perfectly good smart question to ask. it's kind of amazing to me that malaysian authorities have not provided those answers yet. >> yes. it's a mistake on the part of the malaysian authorities to realize, to fail to realize families need information, want information, they spend every waking hour researching it. you know, just pestering everyone and researching the world for answers and if they would give them tans or tell them we don't know this or go out the seek find answer, the elt questions are great. i can think of many more. when last did they change the batteries. what system monitored the elt. there's so many questions like that that are logical, sensible, really good questions for the investigation. the malaysian authorities would
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answer them i think they would find the investigation is furthered as is the relationship with families. but that's very typical for accident victim families, they research everything, they are very smart and they know much about the plane. >> david gallo, mary shaf jobs richard quest i appreciate you all being on. drilling down on how a teenager could have possibly climbed intoe a wheel well of a big jet and flown from california to hawaii. apparently happened yesterday. raises a lot of questions not the least of which how in the world can you get your body in there. how could you survive that kind of altitude and those kind of freezing temperatures. plus a show, defiance and resilience one year later. boston reclaimed its marathon. i'll speak with the amazing survivor about her return to the finish line today. ♪
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breaking news. story of a california teenager who managed to expose serious airport security flew. tonight officials in san jose say they do not plan to pursue
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charges against him. the 16-year-old was found wandering the tarmac at the airport in maui dazed and confused after surviving a flight from san jose inside the landing gear wheel well of a boeing 767. a stow away who beat very grim odds. the plane reached an altitude of 38,000 feet. wheel wells are not pressurized and temperatures outside of the plane were as low as 75 to 85 degrees below zero. as unbelievable as all of this sounds, authorities says surveillance video shows the teen climbing over a fence at the san jose airport and approaching the jet. now before we get to how someone could possibly survive such an ordeal we'll tackle another question how hard is to it get inside a wheel well. >> reporter: anderson, this is southern california aviation airport in victorville, california in the desert where airlines all over the world bring their planes they are not using any more. we'll demonstrate how someone would get in a wheel well of an
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aircraft. this is a boeing 767 that used to be used. this is the door that's closed. there's a way to get in. here's how the process starts. someone who wanted to get in the wheel well gets on one of the two tires. step on the bars right here. climb to the top right here. this right here is where an opening would be to climb into the landing gear wheel well. once someone climbs through that hole they end up here. i'll show you what happens after they climb through the hole. again, in this area, this is the wheel well area. we're told there's only one place to sit where you could possibly survive because when the wheels move in the two huge wheels they come right here there's no room except for right here in this spot. this is where he would have to sit with knees close to you, two
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tires right here and this is the only place where you could possibly survive. nothing stupider in the world to do but this is where you can do it. >> people have died during this, in the past. the idea that this is something that people can do. this is just the strangest thing i've heard in a long time. this california teenager is not the first to try to do this. 147 have tried this. 25 have survived. how is point? dr. robert shany a professor at the university of washington medical school. i find this just hard to believe but i mean authorities don't seem to be doubting the essential story here between the cold and lack of oxygen, physically how is this possible? >> well, anderson, i'm having a hard time believing how it was done as well. if he actually made the flight in that wheel well, of course
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the atmospheric pressure, the temperatures are comparable to what they are outside. both of which one presumably should not survive. there's one hypothesis that as he ascend and the oxygen was so low he passed out but his body was cooling at the same time, his metabolism was dropping, his need for oxygen was dropping and we do this in medicine quite often, but the problem i have with that is that when he got off the plane he wasn't still extremely hypothermic. it doesn't quite all match. >> yeah. for all we know he was somewhere else in the aircraft. i don't think this has been proven yet. authorities don't seem to be, you know, at least publicly doubting the elements of the story and he was in san jose, he did end up in hawaii. are you talking about some sort of like hibernation state a body goes into? >> well, certainly that can
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happen, and mammals hibernate. most hibernate with normal body temperatures. there's some ground squirrels in the arctic who get their body temperatures just below freezing. humans don't do that. but company have drop his body temperature, as i said, and that drops his need for any or some oxygen and he was able to survive the lack of oxygen. i won, the brain-damage that we would have anticipated, the kidney failure, all the thing that could have happen, it's still a very strange story to me. >> anyone being at that altitude in an unpressurized environment, altitude is incredibly painful among many other things. if, again this, is true, could we have done irreparable damage to himself? >> absolutely. >> brain-damage? >> absolutely. yes. years ago on mount everest we made measurements of cognitive
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function of people who were climatized. the brain doesn't come back the same. we have somebody 30% higher than mount everest and no climatization and i can't believe his brain wasn't affected. i'm surprised he was conscious. >> again, i find this hard to believe he was actually in that wheel well the entire time. hopefully we'll know more in the next several days. i appreciate your expertise. thank you very much. >> thank you, anderson. coming up the running of the boston marathon. what an incredible day today. incredible moving day for so many. andrea davis crossed the finish line with her brothers who ran in her honor. dozens of militants killed. what u.s. analysts are saying when we come back.
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marathon. meb keflezighi is his name. 38 years old. he won with an official time of just over 2 hours and 8 minutes. incredible time. we've been following the journey of angela davis, a dancer. a year later she showed incredible determination. she's danced again. today her brothers ran the marathon in her honor. adrian joins us now from boston. what an incredible day and you are smiling with a smile that is like from ear to ear. how are you doing? >> i'm doing well, anderson. it's good to talk to you. it's been an incredible day here in boston. >> what was it like to -- i mean, first of all, just to wake up and decide, you know what? i'm going the finish line today and then to run the end of the race with your brothers? >> it was amazing. you know, i said many times that
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my plan was to be at the finish line today and we know when we woke up it would be a game time decision. maybe not leave the house or drive to the mis. this morning my brothers and a couple of friends went down the marathon starting buses. when we saw them we decided yes it's marathon day and their moods were contagious and we couldn't help but be excited to go down. it was the perfect early morning energy that we needed to push through the day. >> now, your brothers weren't really runners before this, right? they were not marathoners before this. they basically have been training all year for this. >> that's true. they are not runners. we were lucky enough, all the survivors were gifted two beds each from the boston athletic association and we couldn't have been more honored and i asked my brothers because i couldn't think of two better people to run and to be able to push through and be there for me who
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know me any better, and they said absolutely we'll do it. it's for the love of family. and i couldn't be more excited but my gosh they weren't runners and it's been a long hard year for everyone in the family. >> are they okay? how are they doing? >> they are doing well. they are doing well. it was a hot day today and not used to training in this weather. one of my brothers is from seattle, washington and my other brother is from san jose, california. the weather today was pushing high 60s. it was hot. no cloud cover. there's a lot of dehydration. one of my brothers ended up in the medical tent. my other brother isn't feeling quite well. they will be fine. they are proud. they are wearing their medals to bed. >> you hatch something on your cheek what's that on your cheek? >> yes. i want says "way to go" from nieces and nephews. they are in town and proud to see their brothers and aunt finish the race. >> as they should be.
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i think everybody's thoughts, you know, went back obviously to a year ago today. just to see the city turn out in the strength and numbers, not being fearful, just to be there, you know, obviously with the memories of those who are not with us and the memories of those whose lives have changed, when you close your eyes tonight what will you think about? >> gosh, you know i'm going to -- when i close my eyes tonight i'll think about the city as a whole coming out and just being stronger than ever. everyone had tons of energy. we dropped like i said my brothers and friends off this morning in the middle of boston commons and it was packed with runners and packed with people. and i think that's what i'll remember. we were down at the finish line for a long time, this morning. and saw the men's and women's cross and we were really impressed by the fact that people were filling the stands, filling the grandstands, filling
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the streets of boyleston and boston is stronger than that and happy to see. so i think that's what i'll be thinking about. >> you'll run next year, i hear? >> yes. absolutely. i'll be fitted with my blade here within the month. i'm incredibly excited. adam and i both want to run. i'm not heavily medicated when i tell you this time. >> i know better than from miss i'll run with you because you'll hold me to it. >> i'm tempted to ask you but i'll cut you a little break. maybe i'll ask you off camera. >> thank you. great to see you, my friend. take care. >> so great to see you too, anderson. >> tune in later tonight to see how people put their lives back together. watch the cnn special repor report, "back to boston" at 10:00 p.m. good is setting a personal best before going for a world record.
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ukrainians say are gunmen in the ukraine. cnn could not independently confirm the photos. one company is cancelling its climbing expedition to mount everest after 13 people were kill in an avalanche last week. the company lost five sherpas in the avalanche and said it's not looking to profit from this season. >> thanks very much. that does it for us. we'll see you at midnight eastern for another edition of "ac360". cnn tonight starts now. good evening i'm bill weir. welcome to cnn tonight. obey authority you teach our kids but things get scary, find an adult you trust. no telling how many lives are saved each day but tonight in south korea hundreds of parents are wrestling with the idea