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I Almost Drown In the Ocean

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    i almost drowned in the ocean........... my dream weekend away... good company, taking a break from my hectic work schedule, and at an amazing holiday destination by the sea...............it is saturday 11h30, we arrive at the beach....it is my 1st time here, it looks a bit...
    sparky0001 sparky0001 36-40 1 Response Feb 15, 2009

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    Why I Haven't Touched It Since

    When I was little I used to love to go swimming in the waves. I'd fearlessly tread out as far as my mom would let me and Bon up and down with the waves. I should have been more careful. But really so should my parents. I had no way of knowing what a rip tide was, and no one told...
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55 31-35, F Mar 22, 2012

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    I Almost Drown In A Lake Becouse I Thought I Could Swim Without A Noodle And My Sister Ignored My Cry For Hel Cuz She Thought I Was Trying To Show Her Somthing

    When I was 12 in 2006 I went swimming in a lake at the campground I went to and decided I dident need a noodel to get across. Well I was wron I almost drowned. I tryed calling my sister but she ignored me becouse she thought I was still trying to show her somthing. It was a few...
    FullOfEmpty FullOfEmpty 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    My Rebirth You Could Say

    May 4, 2008 I was with some friends going to see my boyfriend. My mom had just kicked me out for the 50th time so I was feeling great. I went to his house but he wasn't there guess he had forgot me yet again. Anyways me and my friends went and got drunk at someone's house. My two...
    asadbeauty asadbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    Drown In The Ocean

    I don't share this story with many because when I do they think I am off my rocker.   I am 58 years old. When I was about 6 or 7, I went to the ocean with my family.  I wandered a little too far into the ocean and I got stuck in the undertow.  I...
    cac533 cac533 51-55 Oct 2, 2010

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    I Almost Drown In the Ocean

    I was about 9 years old. My family was spending the day at the ocean beach. My two cousins and I were by the water. When the waves would come up we would run from them. When they would go back into the ocean we would chase them. Back and forth, back and forth we ran. Then while...
    tammy618 tammy618 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2008

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    I Almost Drowned Twice.

    on spring break the week before college resumed a couple of my friends invited me to a bonfire at balboa beach. My cousin Daniel was at my house visiting as well as my older cousin Gabriel and his girlfriend Ashley. They seemed rather bored so I invited them along. On the drive...
    emloves emloves 18-21, F Apr 20, 2012

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    Almost......

    me and another friend was in the oregon coast today.  we came to escape the 90 degree weather in portland.  we are about 15 miles south of cannon beach.  we are in the ocean jumping into the waves having a good time.  my friend is out further than i and feel...
    fiveohtrees fiveohtrees 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    I was 17, dating this girl.

    We, her sister, and her sister's then boyfriend and another guy went to the lake. We were all jumping off this rock into the water, and finally I was convinced to do it, although I don't know how to swim. Somehow, my mind was saying, how hard could it be? I bet I can do it. Don...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    Im Careless, Thats What I Am :s

      I'm 21, and I always loved the water. Since I was little I just loved to swim and when ever my mom took me to the beach I left her in the beach and swam alone. She always yelled at me I just ignore carelessly. I never had a problem with water till today 24th July 2010...
    iloveoscar iloveoscar 18-21 Jul 24, 2010

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    GoTImothy GoTImothy 51-55 Jul 13, 2011

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    Almost Drowned In Pool

    Hi. I am a 37 year old white male. I was 6 at the time and tried to retrieve the plastic ball from the swimming pool, i could only swim in the shallow end of the pool. As I reached for the ball I somehow fell into the middle of the pool, i immediately pannicked and tried to kick...
    sidneybromfield sidneybromfield 36-40 Dec 14, 2010

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    When I was 6 years old me and my family went to Las Vegas. We stayed at a hotel (can't remember the name of it) and my siblings, cousins, and I went to the pool right away. We were...
    58maria85 58maria85 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    When I was little I almost drowned in the sea, my aunt panicked and froze and my mum was too far away. A Czech saved me. He should've just let me drown lol =.=
    asami13 asami13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    When I was 4 years old I almost drowned. I remember being with my older sister (who was 7 at the time) and my cousins (also 7). They all kept encouraging me to go down the fast...
    mm9498 mm9498 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Can you imagine how freeing an experience it would be to lay out under a star light night on the water, while feeling the warm breeze wash over you? Now, for me the thought...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Just the smell, the salt air, the sight and sound of the waves crashing. It's vast, and almost endless pretty amazing to think of what the ocean holds. I used to live on an Island...
    moulikila moulikila 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I lived in boca raton florida for almost half of my life. I love the ocean.
    atmxsphere atmxsphere 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Whenever I get to the ocean (or an ocean), no matter where, and no matter what the weather, it just makes me smile. On sunny days, when I can walk along the beach in shorts and a t...
    SgtP3pp3r SgtP3pp3r 51-55, M Mar 29

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    I am 14 and my dream is to become an oceanographer/ Marine Biologist.I know it sounds kind of cliche and I know that being a marine biologist isn't just working with dolphins and...
    richie1601 richie1601 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The ocean is heaven to me lol. I feel free some how when I'm by the ocean and just listening to waves and peace is all I need. It certainly changes my mood. I feel more relaxed...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    It may seem cliché for a teen to say something like this, but one of the ways I deal with my problems is through my music. When I was 11, my parents gave me an iPod for my...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I actually do live near the ocean i live a 5 min drive away and 20 min walk away from the Ocean
    bigball2016 bigball2016 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I feel the ocean calling....the only time I feel at peace is when I'm standing beside the water. when I was little we went twice a year religiously. now I'm lucky to see a picture...
    TheGypsyGirl2015 TheGypsyGirl2015 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I still consider studying Oceanography. I am fascinated with the massive life of the ocean.
    mrsvmh mrsvmh 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I grew up 30 minutes from the ocean in Cali and could have spent every waking moment there. You can get lost in the ocean deep in thought and watching the waves come crashing into...
    cntrygem69 cntrygem69 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Living so close to the ocean, it would seem like i could spend every weekend at the beach if i wanted to, but such is not the case for some reason. But I do love going, sometimes...
    GracefulNovaa GracefulNovaa 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Listening to music right now, drowning everything else out.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    im drowning in my emotions. would you be the one to save me?
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am drowning in the pain of depression. My head is throbbing as tears tricked down my cheeks. I have no motivation or energy I just want to curl up and hide beneath my covers...
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I feel like I am drowning in my pain of seeing my father slowly dying and going thru so much pain and such terrible confusion he does not know what is happening to him. He has...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F Apr 19

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    There is probably one of the stupidest things I've done, so bare with me here. I heard that people have died from drinking 2 litres of water in an hour. So I decided to kill...
    SorryForMyLife SorryForMyLife 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes so i suppose that if songs were water, i wouldve been dead an oh so long time ago from drowning. RIP Lord potatoes.
    LordPotatoesWasTaken LordPotatoesWasTaken 13-15, F a week ago

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    Going to the beach and staring at the ocean is one of my favorite things to do. It's so beautiful yet has the propensity to be so dangerous at the same time. Every time I go to the...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    My husband has asked me to give us another chance. Today, he brought me here to the beach house to escape and spend alone time together. Here we lay, snuggled up together. Him...
    flirtinglove flirtinglove 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I love being in and near the ocean. I love the breeze, salty air, sound of waves - it awakens all my senses. Body surfing or just walking along the beach is so relaxing. My...
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 41-45, M Mar 31

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    I think if I visited the ocean right now I would never want to leave.
    kittenaround kittenaround 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    The ocean is my cure for all that ever ails me...
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I can't wait for hot sunny beach days! The sounds of waves breaking on the shore, the seagulls squealing...the feel of sand beneath my feet and ocean breeze on my face...ahhhh...
    tisme11 tisme11 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    How could you not love the ocean? The smell and the sounds. The way it looks as the sun sets. It's like natures perfect setup for a romantic date Or just for a perfect walk while...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I'm afraid the ocean as well...And yet I'm living right on the beach for four months for my internship. I grew up in the desert and that's all I've known for 25 years, so living...
    perkypup6260 perkypup6260 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    i want to run into the ocean and get knocked down by the waves and be freezing cold hehe <3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 12

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