Billy Cooney

 

 

Age: 19

 

Summary: college student at Bolton University who along with his parents Mark and Jayne Cooney and elder sister Vanessa were briefly thrust into the national spotlight several years ago as among one of many survivors who had escaped death in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that struck in the Southeast Asian region and killed more than 200,000+ people during the tidal wave as the family were vacationing on Ko Phi Phi island in Thailand when the tsunami disaster devastated Asia in one of the second-largest deadliest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a car accident

 

Born: July 5, 1991

 

Died: September 23, 2010

 

Location: Failsworth, Manchester, England