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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...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Another magical day closing . I sit and gaze out my window at the still shimmering glassy water . The surface is broken by the kiss of a gentle zephyr or the flap of the wings of...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 3 hrs ago

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    Almost every guy on here is gay or to old
    aamarlon aamarlon 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The ocean was and is my first love ... She excites me , she fascinates me , she scares me , comforts me and is my solace when's soul is heavy :) I live but a mere 30 ft from her...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    i live in Florida but the ocean is like 2 hours away from where i live. i want to move to miami so bad. i just love walking in the mornings and just setting there. hopefully...
    ocala1992 ocala1992 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The ocean has always been like a siren drawing me to it. It calms my spirit and awakens my soul.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was months ago.... I was too dazed (because of stress) while crossing the street and almost got hit by a car.
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been hit by a car before but on a seperate occassion I was only almost hit. The difference being this time it was on purpose. I was playing basketball in the street once with...
    ChefJerfey ChefJerfey 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was crossing the crosswalk and this lady almost hit me. She was obviously upset that she almost did hit me with her car. It was strange..
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    it relaxes and puts to peace to my mind and body in as little as a second..one day I will live near the ocean and I'll feel like that always :)
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I've almost been hit by a car twice.
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was at home alone and I decided to dress up like everyday. So I was wearing some black and pink lingerie and a golden fishnet garterbelt, and a pair of sexy black 4 inches heels...
    ImasexyCD ImasexyCD 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have almost gotten hit by many cars. 3 days ago I was going over to my friends house and she told me to wait. And then she and her boyfriend started pranking me over text. And I...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, T a week ago

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    Well.... I've just never liked socializing. At the moment I only have two (somewhat) friends I can talk to if anything is wrong. I almost never leave my house and when I do, I get...
    hanna4269 hanna4269 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I listen to music at high volume all night just so I don't lay down and start thinking about all the bad things, but do you ever end up thinking even when you're using music to...
    SxuccessfuI SxuccessfuI 13-15, F a week ago

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    So.. Frank ocean might drop his third project the coming month. Im scared, excited and happy at the same time.
    eddcha eddcha 18-21, M a week ago

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    I Have Almost No Friends No One To Hang Out With Or Talk So Anyone Care To Chat?
    Jose12234 Jose12234 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Many times. When I was 8 someone broke into our house and tried to kill my mother and me. When I was 12 I nearly died of alcohol poisoning because I wanted to see how much I could...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I get a notification from a person by the username of: TrevorThomson. This user on EP responded to one of my posted experiences; categorized as: "I Almost Killed Myself." I hope...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm really obsessed with the ocean 😍🌊
    emotionlessbitch emotionlessbitch 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    please we have to stop. if we don't stop this we'll look everyone. I almost lost a friend last night. he's going to have a scar on his neck now. please this is not fun.
    Sadiemay523 Sadiemay523 18-21, F Jun 24

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    19 times at this point, yesterday was number 19. My mom almost hit me with her car coming up the driveway at 80mph. Luckily she missed my left side of my body by about three inches...
    MasteringLife101 MasteringLife101 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    al,almost drowned several times, almost got knocked put by fallen tree hit by lightning-I was in the swimming pool during a storm lol. almost been hit by a car, abused a substance...
    aMeZaGoDeSs aMeZaGoDeSs 18-21, F Jun 23

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    One day I will dissolve into your ocean and swim forever free.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jun 23

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    One time I was away from the ocean for a good two almost three weeks and it drove me insane. Then I took a drive down to Tijuana and went by the Oceanside and it was probably one...
    axelyax axelyax 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    i say almost because ive tried so many ******* time and the **** never works. what kind of **** is that, huh?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23

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    I had almost drowned about 3 times... I was so scared when it first happened. A dog had dived in and saved then a life guard followed as I was at a really deep pool. I was only 7...
    Titania237 Titania237 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    akindheart said: Oceandock received an ubwanted sexual picture, when she didnt pkay his game, she was reported and temporarily suspended. She has appealed
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I absolutely love the ocean!
    tanaj555 tanaj555 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I've lived in Florida all of my life. I love the beach and ocean. Even though I want to move out of this state, it will never be to a landlocked one. I need the ocean! It's a part...
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Yes, I do I grew up swimming & playing in the Pacific Ocean up in Northern California. I remember the salty smell & the waves as they would rock our boat.
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I love swimming especially in the ocean, I love the waves and salty water and when your hair dries it's wavy!!