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I Almost Drown In the Ocean

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2015

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    Down Under

    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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    GoTImothy GoTImothy 51-55 Jul 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    Big strong waves, long and wide beaches, far and wide horizon touching the water, an amazing sunset.. There is nothing like an ocean view. Do you realize the air you breath in...
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    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Pauly1904 Pauly1904 41-45, M Jan 24

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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I've only been to the ocean once, when I was on vacation, and. I miss it so much, I felt at home when I was on that shore
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    I miss the ocean Her body of blue The far off distance Where heaven’s sky kiss her in the night And reflects the dancing light of nights moon I miss the ocean Her warm summer...
    deadpoetzombiedude deadpoetzombiedude 41-45, M Jan 23

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    I love the sound of rushing water. The way it interrupts the silence of a still wood. I've sat along a river's edge, walked alongside a rocky creek-bed, drank directly from a...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 23

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    I love the ocean.I miss the breath,Her beautiful spring windI miss my hot body finding relief from the cool sand,Laying on my back under the stars circling over headAnd some...
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    Well yeah i am a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse . I am drowning daily because of it.
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    Well yeah i am a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse . I am drowning daily because of it.
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