Botiz630 wrote:Frylock wrote:Got separated from my buddies boat while freedive spearfishing several miles south of Block Island last summer. Coast Guard was called and a 300' NOAA research vessel was diverted to aid in the search.......let me tell you, being lost in six to eight foot seas forces you come to terms with the likely end of your life.
Absolutely horrifying. They'd have found a dead body because I would have killed myself.
When I was in high school I nearly drowned. Some friends decided to swim across this lake at the state park we were at, must have been a few hundred yards. It was really stupid of me and I totally overestimated my swimming ability and underestimated the distance. About halfway across one calf cramped, then the other. No one was watching or was aware I was out there. I was starting to go under, then I started thinking "you know, I'm only 17, that'd kinda suck if I died right now". Somehow despite having both legs cramped, I had enough determination to force them to work and had enough arm strength to make it.
Learned 2 things from that: Don't do anything that stupid again, and learn to swim better.