water Hi Maulacat, It must have been painful to see him like that. I wonder what the books and experts say one should do in such situations. Politely ask him about more details so that it all comes out and he feels relieved, or just comfort him? The lifebelt or seatbelt stuff is certainly difficult to connect with the so far Indian context, unless you know more details on it. Lifebelt and fauz will make sense only with navy. Will it be suggestive and not reccommended to ask questions like "where was Sawa at that time?" or "What was Sawa doing then" in such situations? My best wishes, always! AKP.