My friends are staying in Malaysia visiting family over Christmas. They had plans to go to the beach the day after Christmas... which happened to be the day of the earthquake. No one has heard from them since.
"We see the sea come forward," he said, describing how he ran and then swam from the 40-foot wave, grabbing onto catamarans for life support. "Everybody was running, but God saves little." (from the New York Times)