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(06-11-2019, 10:41 AM)GPnative Wrote: One does not necessarily need to know how to swim if you know how to (easily) tread water. In this case, if they had known how, I say they would of survived. Hell, in my 20's I could of treaded water for hours and likely still could. That water is not Bearing Sea cold, it would take awhile to succumb to hypothermia, if at all.

When I was in high school my Friend I were swimming at the local quarry. He decided to swim all the way across. And of course it was farther than it looked.
Any being a dumb ass kid I followed along, we were about 3/4 across when he was so tired that he was still swimming but not going anywhere.
So we stopped and I helped him stay afloat and tread water to get a little rest. It worked so we swam some more but not far until we had to do the same thing again. This scenario was repeated over and over until I was so exhausted I didn't know if I could make it.
Finally we managed to get about 30 feet from shore and even being that close I was in big trouble. I don't know how my friend stayed afloat because at that point I was no longer any help to him. And when it was starting to look like we were both going to drown 30 feet from shore..... I felt the bottom.
Anyway you mentioned being a strong swimmer at 20. I spent every summer of my childhood at the local swimming pool and just about every single day.
If not for that I think my friend and I would have both died that day. It's funny because I've never thought much about that my whole life until once my wife and I were talking(me mostly) about how nice it would have been to have had a career as a fireman, EMT or something where you could actually save a life. Then it kind of dawned on me that I had indeed saved a life. Smiling
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reporting - by tvguy - 06-10-2019, 01:15 PM
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