Jet Li survives in the Maldives
Posted by Fara Kearnes at 3:47 PM | Permalink
Martial arts superstar Jet Li survived the recent tsumani wave while vacationing in the Maldives over the weekend. The "Hero" star (below with actress Zhang Ziyi)and his daughter dashed to safety when a wall of water surged into the hotel where they were staying, according to family friends. The pair ran to higher ground, where Li called his agent to assure him they were all right.
Unfortunately, Victoria's Secret model Petra Nemcova, was not as fortunate as Li. The Czech Republic beauty, who is now recovering in a hospital in Thailand, was on vacation in Phuket with her photographer boyfriend Simon Atlee when waves overwhelmed their beach hut. Nemcova reported hung on to a palm tree for eight hours, and suffered several broken bones, including a broken pelvis. From her hospital bed, Nemcova recalled her recent hell to the New York Post. She said, "Kids were screaming all over the place, screaming, 'Help, help.' And after a few minutes, you didn't hear the kids anymore." Atlee, who shot the photographs for his girlfriend's new 2005 calendar, is still missing.