Martunis was 8 when he was found alive, stranded in a swampy area near the beach, 21 days after a giant tsunami hit and devastated Indonesia's northern province Aceh on Dec. 26, 2004.

His survival story made him famous, not only because of his nearly unbelievable experience, but also because he was wearing a fake Portugal national soccer shirt.

Martunis was playing soccer with his friends in his village of Tibang about 7 kilometers north of the provincial capital Banda Aceh when the M9.1 earthquake struck Aceh.