French officials have been heralding the amazing escape of the eldest son of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Pierre, after a mudslide killed 64 people on the Isle of Pigs in Brazil. It was certainly an amazing and terrible mudslide but the escape was a bit less remarkable.
It turns out that Pierre’s “miraculous escape” occurred by his staying at the party with other New Year revelers in a luxury resort. The private house was unscathed by the mudslide and he was rescued later by Brazilian forces.
A French diplomat explained that “they stayed put and the emergency services were able to get to them once everything had calmed down. It was a terrifying experience.” Pierre is a rap music producer and was staying in the home of Ivo Pitanguy, a leading plastic surgeon whose client list includes French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
I don’t mean to belittle this story but, with dozens of dead people, Pierre’s harrowing experience may not rank as a miracle.
The previous Sarkozy son to face a mudslide was Jean after his father put him in a high-ranking position at the age of 23, here
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