posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:32 PM
Awesome kid !!!
I remember when I was about 7, I was swimming with a cousin of mine, he was wearing a life jacket, way too big for him but I guess his parent thought
he would be safe none the less. Anyways, he decided to jump from the diving board and low and behold as he hit the water his life jacket plopped off
and he ended up at the bottum of the lake. Well...I didn't realy know how to swim right just yet but since there were only the two of us there. I
thopught that I should try to get to him as fast as I could.
Don't ask me how I managed to do this but, I ended up walking on the lake bed, trust me, I'm still a little wierd about that part, like I said, I
walked and did so all the way to him, picked him up and carried him back to the shore line. He ended up being more scared than anything and we just
didn't go swimming for the rest of that day.
Fast forward about 10 years. I decide to go out with the gang at the community center for some horseback ridding and some swimming. We get to the
place and the gordious girls want to go swimming first...Well...Guess what ??? Un little men wanted to go swimming too...LOL....Well here is the
scene: A natural whirlpool is formed because we are on the edge of some nice rapids, at the end of these rapids, a nice high water fall and I mean
Holy crap this is high.
Us teenagers obviously don't take in to account the dangers since we've gone swimming there before so....About 20 minutes in to the swimming and
oogling, yeah yeah...Bikinis and all...Wow were they good looking...LOL...One of the girls dove in to the whirlpool and came out just a little to far
out and got caught up in the current. The water is only about 3 1/2 feet deep but the river bed is all jagged edged rocks. She's screeming and trying
to get back to shore but just cant do it.
Guess what this hormone filled wanna be did ??? You got it...jumped in like there was no tomorrow and started swimming as fast as I could to reach
her. Now...Here is when my brain kind of kicked in and I thought to myself...WTH am I going to do when I get to her ? the next stop is at the bottom
of the falls.....
When i got to her, I grabbed her, as hard as I could, talked her down a bit while trying to get to the shore....I can still feel her sof cold fragile
skin next to mine...Ohhhh....Hurm hurm..Sorry...ADHD kicked in....anyhoo...As if out of nowhere I can see the top of a rock, it's sticking out about
6 inches but its about 3 feet to my right and closing in real fast.
Again...dont ask me how we got to that rock, we just did and thank geezuss we did cause 6 more feet and we were going for quite the plunge.
Well I positioned her face forward to the rock, straddled my legs arround her and put my hand on the top of the rock to with hold the pressure of the
current so she could relax a bit...She was tired.
Someone on the shore called 911, it took a special evac team to get us out of out situation. The firefighter that took us back was giving us crap for
swimming there until i told him that I dove in after her to try and save her, you should of seen the guys face...LOL....He was kind of shocked that a
long haired punk would do something like that.
Anyhoo....I strongly applaud this little girl for jumping in and getting the kid out....But you know what, sometimes instincts is way stronger than
smarts.....well...In my case anyways...LOL