I nearly drowned.

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I nearly drowned.

Postby ChrisC » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:04 am

I was swimming at Margate in South Coast KZN, South Africa. A rip tide pulled me out. I tried to swim to shore but was running out of breath. So I thought to myself, I had better tread water and wave my arms around.

Two life guards came to my rescue and the trouble was they couldn't get out of the current. So they signaled for a boat to come and fetch us. Never been so far from the shore and so close to death.

I kind of look at life a little differently now not worrying about the silly things. Although I don't know how long that will last. I thought I would have given up smoking after something like that. Still struggling. I have been given a second chance by someone so I better start getting healthy.
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All that we are arises with our thoughts."

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alive

Postby admin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:42 am

I'm glad you made it out alive.
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Postby Stinky93 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:50 am

That happened to me once. I was holding onto a little inflatable bed and dozing in the sun. My feet were just barely touching the bottom. After maybe just two minutes I looked up and could just barely see the shore. Talk about a crap your pants moment. I made it back but I have a whole new respect for the riptides.
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