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I Almost Drown In the Ocean

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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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    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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    GoTImothy GoTImothy 51-55 Jul 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was in 1st grade, when a neighbourhood kid (who I was friends with), almost drowned me in a 2 foot pool in my backyard.
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    LOL. Okay, longer than 25 cha
    theSusanQ theSusanQ 51-55, F Dec 2

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    Almost drowned in a lake when I was about 12. Was swimming with family and my aunts dog decided to swim with us. She freaked out and grabbed onto the closest thing, which happened...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I've always felt like the one place to heal the soul would be in the depths of the ocean. Water all over my body feels like I'm freeing myself from all the stress in my world to...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd like to be nude on a boat out on the ocean I'd like to be nude on a boat with lots of lotion The lotion on the boat on the ocean makes for a marvelous potion of slippery motion...
    LilGangsta24 LilGangsta24 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Late nights, dark thoughts, drowns me painfully.
    proanonymous proanonymous 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's easy to let the mind become calm when under the trance of the oceans waves. It's easy to welcome clarity with sand between your toes. It's easy to get lost in the feel of the...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Call me Ishmael. Some years ago, having little or no money, I thought I would sail about and see the oceans of the world. Whenever I get grim and spleenful, whenever I feel like...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I jumped oceans. Little did it help. Doesn't make me less true or less caring about those that matter to me. Something I will never change about.
    RazorVixen RazorVixen 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I always wanted to live near the ocean
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    It's amazing that we are surrounded by ocean and I can walk to the beach if I wanted to! :) I just love the calming sound of the waves and the sand between my toes.
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I actually do live near the ocean. About twenty or thirty minutes away. I used to live so close you could see it from my back porch, but...
    KinkyIntellectual KinkyIntellectual 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Well, I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In theory, I live about 15 minutes from the ocean, from many different beaches. But one thing that really annoys me is that this 15 minutes...
    uryell uryell 26-30, F Dec 11

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    I live far from the Ocean, so when we get the occasional opportunity to go it is amazing. My family becomes close and we have so much fun together.
    UniversalRespect UniversalRespect 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I want to be the ocean because it is everything and nothing all at once. It is magic. It's water runs deep, wet and flowing
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F a week ago

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    when i was a little girl ,i wanted to be a mermaid. i was curious to discover the ocean. i love swim,dive and spent all of day in water. when i felt confuse ,stressful,worry etc...
    AliceCoe AliceCoe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've only actually seen it twice. I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for vacation a couple of times. I stood in the ocean a little but I didn't swim in it. I hate open water...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    god how I miss the ocean. it's been to long since I've seen it.
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I agree ocean is wonderful.
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've almost died a few times in my life. When I was 16 I got a pressure that wasn't managed by the doctor and it turned toxic and the toxins got into my blood and started shutting...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I think so... This happened in July: I went to the annual carnival with my boyfriend. He thought it opened at one, but he was wrong and we sat around until opening time at five o...
    milldc milldc 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I've almost died a few times in my life. When I was 16 I got a pressure that wasn't managed by the doctor and it turned toxic and the toxins got into my blood and started shutting...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    It wasn't almost IT HAPPENED I was at a track meet and I waited to long couldn't hold it any longer
    xxlovexx09 xxlovexx09 18-21, F Nov 30

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    My experience to how I almost died was quite weird actually, I don't know if it's a miracle I survived but it's nice thinking that. When I was still a baby in my mom's stomach...
    Year3thousand Year3thousand 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I am 29 years old and been married for almost two years. I married my wife when she was in college so didn't manage to live together (she lived in college hostel) since marriage...
    Rirchu Rirchu 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 8

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    When I almost died (medical) it was prolonged, it went on and on and on with little hope of ever getting out. At first, I felt the presence of loved ones (spiritual) but then, as...
    avalanching avalanching 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I am almost Financial Broke..low on money..any Help
    ShakeWellBeforeUse ShakeWellBeforeUse 26-30, M Dec 9

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    For some reason I almost never eat anymore. I skip lunch nearly every day and I eat a very small breakfast and a small dinner, or no dinner. I know this isn't healthy, but I just...
    Lansy Lansy 16-17, T 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I had two near death experiences. I almost went head first on the concrete stairs at my course, luckily I grabbed onto the rail and stopped my trip. That was my fault The second...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Dec 16

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    About a month ago I was suicidal and I decided to end my life I took multiple pills for my dad and almost died I just remeber taking two and a half bottles and falling asleep on my...
    11001s 11001s 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I almost died 3 years ago today. I had open heart surgery and developed a massive infection . Today I sent baskets to the surgeons thanking them for keeping me alive
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 16

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    Ahhh almost time... Two Christmas' with my families. Neither one actually one December 25th but it's not the date that matters..not even the gifts..just the joy of being with the...
    Bubbles0329 Bubbles0329 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    So I broke my ribs the other day and I waited a long time before going in and I guess my ribs punctured something in me so I almost died of internal bleeding :/
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Holy crap man I'm still shaking.. I went out to get a pack of smokes and was waiting on traffic so I cud turn into gas station and a moving truck almost ran me over!! It was like...
    twiztedMind twiztedMind 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm so fancy. I'm all about that bass. If your lips are movin'. Boom clap.
    poolover565 poolover565 31-35, F