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To: nickcarraway
I used to be a city lifeguard, and went into the ocean in Maui last year to bring in a middle aged woman who was calling for help.

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.

4 posted on 01/02/2013 2:52:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

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.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 6:27:28 PM PST by Ditter
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