Friday, April 12, 2013
Most lost family members found: Lieutenant Keon-su Lee sets world record
SEOUL, South Korea -- Working at a center for finding lost children of Korea Police Agency, Lieutenant Keon-su Lee, 45, helped 3,742 people including mentally disabled, missing adults and orphans to reunite with their families by applying genetic testings, investigating by questioning and using scientific methods; he sets the world record for the Most lost family members found,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Lieutenant Keon-su Lee set an official world record of helping 3,742 people including mentally disabled, missing adults and orphans reunite with their families, by applying genetic testings, investigating by questioning and using scientific methods. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest family reunion is 2,585 and was achieved by the Lilly family at Flat Top, West Virginia, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest combined age for nine living siblings, set by the Melis family, a family from Sardinia, Italy, who had a collective age of 818 years and 205 days.
Lieutenant Keon-su Lee at National Police Agency of the Republic of Korea set an official world record of helping 3,742 people including mentally disabled, missing adults and orphans reunite with their families during the period from February 14, 2002 to June 13, 2012, by applying genetic testings, investigating by questioning and using scientific methods.
He would like to spread awareness of the grief and reality of the separated families in the country throughout the world and gain a global attention and create bond of sympathy in a way to contribute to the world peace.
"As I arranged reunion of separated families, I could feel again how precious the affection a family can share. I will continue to help people find their separated families as much as I can by putting myself in their shoes," says Lt Lee.
While Lieutenant Keon-su Lee helped 3,742 people reunite with their families in a span of 10 years, the number of people who could share the joy of reunion may be about 14,968 when assuming that there are four people in one family, and the number will many times higher when taking into account relatives and friends.
"Lieutenant Keon-su Lee is called "a master of finding lost families" as he has helped 7,500 lost people including orphans, lost children, adoptees, and elderly people with dementia reunite with their families," The Financial News of S.Korea reported.
Lee said, "I came to truly realize how precious blood relations are while arranging the unification of separated families." He continued,
"If my world record can be registered as an official world record, I could use the title as a tool to find more separated families residing both in Korea and globally and it would personally be a great support. I plan to continue finding separated families from the viewpoint of the families as best as I can."
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