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I Was Saved From Drowning

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    Effing Lifeguard!

    I was saved from drowning...and it wasn't by the lifeguard. Noooo. He was too busy chatting up some hotsy totsy in a bikini while my eight year old self was drowing in the deep end. My savior was a girl of about 15 who saw me struggling in the water and asked if I needed help...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 20 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    Angel Or Other

    When i was a little boy i went to the local pool with my mom and my sister. The day was normal enough, i was playing in the shallow end and my sister was in the kiddie pool. I dont remember my reasoning but i wanted to go to the deep end,i was barly 4 feet tall at the time. So i...
    SecretsWithinWhispers SecretsWithinWhispers 26-30, M Jan 20, 2009

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    My Stepfather Wanted Me to Die

    For I don't speak because of his incestuous behavior with me. I can't talk because it's difficult, but I can write. When I was 8 and told him he wouldn't touch me or I would tell everyone, he brought me to a cascade attraction for adults, and kids above 12, with an adult. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2008

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    Almost Died While Vactioning In Florida!

    When I was 8, Our family went to Flordia! It was fun! I can remember I had really good breakfast! I often swim in the ocean (We stay in hotel(ish) resort) than swimming in ocean! I remember swimming in ocean in rainy day (It heavy rain but no thunderstorm or windy day or...
    ByerKenny ByerKenny 18-21 Apr 4, 2013

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    it probably happened

    when I was 4 or 5, a huge family reunion we went to somewhere close to a river. I don't know how to swim and was in my swim buoy with my dad. My cousin is a good swimmer but she got caught into a undercurrent, every adults rush to save her, my dad push me to my mom too hard...
    hesi06 hesi06 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    When I Was 8

    it was the most terrorising thing ever.i am so thankfull for the man that saved me.i hope i am worth all his effort.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 7, 2009

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    Biking Accident

    I was biking around a track at around 5 o'clock and there were a group of 10 friends on a small bridge, around 20 years old. I tried to go across the bridge with the little room i had and went to hi-five them as they made the gesture to do so. As i did this, i lost balance and...
    quantamcola quantamcola 22-25, M Jul 29, 2013

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    When I was 12, my parents left me

    and my 15 year old brother home for a week while they went to England, my mum had a hard time to thrust us home alone for a week. It was around the end of May and our schools gave us a week off and I forgot why. We thought of spending the first day at the pool and my brother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 12, 2014

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    Pre-graduation Drowning

    When I was in the 5th Grade, my best friend and I threw a pre-graduation party. When all our invitees came, we all jumped into the pool. He backyard was the coolest; a summer's paradise. The pool also had a small-ish water slide, short and tan. I couldn't really swim, but I...
    ChucksterRyniss23 ChucksterRyniss23 18-21, F Sep 24, 2012

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    My Guardian Angel

    When I was twelve, we went on vacation: me, my brother,my sisters, my mom, and my cousin. I am really small so I wasn't allowed past 6 feet. But my brother Tyler was. I was mad. So when everyone was at the beach, I went onto the diving board and ran. But that was when I slipped...
    KK71997 KK71997 13-15 Dec 23, 2010

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    Drowning And The Other Side To The Story!

    I dreamt that I was given a chose to die or live. I chose death and was escorted into a building. They offered me 2 options, to be decapitated or to drown. I chose to drown.  They escorted me upstairs in this building where i noticed that everyone was so calm. They seemed to...
    char77 char77 31-35 Apr 27, 2012

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    Hmm That River

    When I was a kid, I used to swim in the river. It was a long river, in some places calm, other, the were whirlpools or stuff like that. One day I got into the water when the river was rapid and the water took me to the bottom. I was trying to stop moving or get to the surface but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2009

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    Miracle Happens.

    05/04/11 is the day i'l never ever forget! Its the day dat i almost lost my life. I Fell from my speedboat in whx i cn only see drifting away from me. Am in the middle of the ocean fighting for my life, nothing to hold onto, no life jacket, sun burning my face, body hydrating...
    alvinwaterstone alvinwaterstone 22-25, M Apr 5, 2011

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    Saved By Warm, Shiny Angel

    When I was about 8, I went swimming in a local quarry with my brothers and mother. We were going for my brother's 3rd birthday, and we had a big party out there. My older brother and I went out swimming after lunch and we were having a great time. He decided to see who could...
    Rensho Rensho 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Thanks Brother!

    Well there we were, down at the river in the spring, fishing under the bridge in high raging fast water, just like we were told NOT to do! I tried to make a very strategic move by jumping onto a pole that was sticking out of the water like I was some kind of trained acrobat, lol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    Bigggg Pool

    when i was like 6 or so, i was with my faimly visiting my stepdads faimly in new jersey. my step dads mom had a really big pool, it was one of those above gound pools with like a deck around it and stair and everthing. it had to be like 5-7 feet, i dont know exactly. i dont...
    seeingblue seeingblue 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    1st Time

    The first time I don't remember much about it, I was about 3 in my cousins backyard pool it was her and me but she told me not to go in the pool she wasnt paying attention ( i think she was texting on her phone) I wasn't wearing a life jacket I remember I didn't listen and went...
    Mbunny456 Mbunny456 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Five I Guess?

    I've always loved water of any type. Trouble is, I was kind of slow to learn to swim. One day when I guess I was 5, my Uncle N took me to the local pool.  Lacking proper attire, he had to stay outside the pool enclosure and watch through the fence, trusting the lifeguards to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 16, 2012

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    By My Brother.

    A funny thing about me, is my inability to laugh and float simultaneously..  Hmmm
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Oct 31, 2008

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    Drowning

    Drowning!   I have seen a few posts on the internet concerning drowning and I feel that I have both technical knowledge and emotional experience to distribute amongst those who require it; I will start with personal experiences:   At the age of 5 (I have verified my...
    bagpuss0 bagpuss0 51-55 Mar 9, 2012

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    Am I Weird?

    I was really crazy about water as a kid, although I learned to swim rather late for a water freak. Anyway, I was drowning many times because even before I could swim, I felt so good in water that I wasn't scared at all, so I was never careful. Can't say that drowning is pleasant...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Saved From Drowning By Dominican Republic Harpoon Fishers

    I was on vacation in Dominican Republic with my husband, my son and my husband niece and her boyfriend for 2 weeks in February 2010. On the fourth day of our vacation, we went to the public beach in Puerto Plata as we did the days before but as we walked on the beach, I though...
    larisyl larisyl 41-45 Jun 10, 2012

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