Even though she was completely cooperative, I was utterly exhausted by the time I got her to shore.
I will never go into the ocean to help anyone again without a floatation device. To attempt a rescue without one is almost suicidal.
I was on the big island a few years ago, standing at the edge of the water and not intending to get my shoes wet.
All of a sudden the water sucked out and came back crashing in on me. I turned and ran but it caught me up to my hips and I could feel the pull. Scared me half to death with the sudden power of the wave.