posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:13 PM
reply to post by shadow12
Mate I know exactly how you feel because I almost drowned about a month or so ago. Me and my family went up north a bit (Australia) to Caloundra,
anyways my parents had left the beach and were getting something and I was still in the water along with my sister and brother.I was just having fun
ya know, playning around in the waves when I lost track of time , and all of a sudden the waves began pounding me really hard. I looked around me and
I was the furtherst out from everyone of about 4 thousand people, so I tried to swim back in when the waves came crashing at me. But it just kept
sucking me out, the waves kept dunking me with water to the extent that I could only get about a second of air before being bashed back under for 30
seconds or so and being able to come up again gasping for air again.
It was at this moment here that I thought I was going to die, nobody was in my vicinity to help me and I couldn't get to the surface to breathe. When
you watch documentaries and see people say "I thought I was going to die", I just thought how did you have time to think that, ya know>? Wouldn't
you be thinking how will I survive or something or not be thinking at all>?
But now I know how they feel, when your in a moment of life or death you will know what it feels like, everything slows down 100% and you feel like
you have all the time in the world when in reality it is just minutes or seconds.
Anyway, the waves halted for a few seconds giving me enough time to get to the surface, I tried to call for help but I was so panicked that I
couldn't utter a sound, so I waved my arms for help and after a few more seconds my voice returned and I began screaming for help.
I was pulled from the water by 2 men, it has really made me appreciate life a whole lot more.
I'm glad you pulled through it though.