Mahmoud's family saw a dinghy and there so called odessey to Lesbos Island began. They Were listless from waiting so long, but had a sense of elation and were celebrating on the inside.
The water was anything but stagnant and everyone was being jostled into each other in the tiny crammed boat. While everyone else in the boat were oblivious, Mahmoud's father noticed somthing abnormal up ahead.
In spite of Mahmoud;'s fathers warning, there was little there could do in such a short time. CRASH!! The dinghy flipped, deflated, and was submerged under the water along with the passengers after the boat crashed into a bristled patch of rocks
After wading in the rough waters which felt like an eternity with a small moment of respite, a dinghy appeared in the distance. In distraught with Hana in her arms, Fatima pantomimed at the dinghy and so did Mahmoud latching on. The boat was sinking so one of the ladies offered to take Hana. Unwillingly, Fatima grew tired and released Hana to the stranger.
Being not able to find Waleed and his father, Mahmoud searched for for refuge. He noticed a older obese mans life vest still attached to his lifeless body. Reverently, Mahmoud recited a prayer, and deserted the mans body to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. He then swam over to his mother who was still mournful and uncomfortable, incoherently staring off into the night sky.
Mahmoud attached the life vest to his mother who was still out of it from losing her husband and her two youngest children. Now that Mahmoud did not have to hold on to his mother anymore, he could rest and stay afloat holding onto the side of her life vest.