When the first earthquake hit he fell deep into a hole that was quickly filling up with dirt and mud and he started praying because he knew he was going to die. Then the second quake hit and the ground jumped up underneath him and threw him into the ocean where he stayed afloat until a boat picked him up. The third quake finished the job and sent Port Royal into the ocean. Over two thousand people died because of the earthquakes and over 1,000 more died afterwards from disease.
Galdy died 47 years after the event and his tombstone has his harrowing story on it. Do miracles happen? Yes. In our house we call it a "God thing."