Lauren Vuong was 7 years old when she and her family fled Vietnam on a small fishing boat. Adrift for 10 days in the South China Sea, the 62 refugees were finally picked up by a tanker. For years Lauren and her family wanted to find the American seamen who rescued them.
Produced for an episode of Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 called Untethered. The series is produced by Eleanor McDowall / Falling Tree Productions.