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Swimming as a kid when i couldn't swim on a float next minute there's loads of us on it I'm knocked of panic no life guard helps and some bloke jumps and saves me.



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My brother was annoyed at me once. I did something good at school... I can't quite remember what. Probably something mediocre.. I was in primary school, elementary school for others.

He got jealous of the attention, pushed me in the lake and I nearly drowned.

Thankfully, I had long hair and my dad just reacted quickly. He pulled my ass out of the lake, by my hair and put me on the bridge... Or whatever we were standing on mid lake. My douche brother had to swap clothes with me. It was perfect punishment. I was obviously soaked from head to toe on the somewhat cold day.



ironmanDX said:
My brother was annoyed at me once. I did something good at school... I can't quite remember what. Probably something mediocre.. I was in primary school, elementary school for others.

He got jealous of the attention, pushed me in the lake and I nearly drowned.

Thankfully, I had long hair and my dad just reacted quickly. He pulled my ass out of the lake, by my hair and put me on the bridge... Or whatever we were standing on mid lake. My douche brother had to swap clothes with me. It was perfect punishment. I was obviously soaked from head to toe on the somewhat cold day.

I know you were kids, but um your brother might need some help for almost killing you. 



 

Apparently I spend some time in the hospital with respiratory problems when I was 3. I had to be in a special tent over the bed or something. I don't remember any of it.
No clue if it has anything to do with it but although I'm a great swimmer my mind sometimes starts to wander when I'm doing free stroke laps around the pool, imagining what it's like to drown. Not a nice feeling and completely irrational. I can easily swim the length of the pool underwater without thinking twice about it, nor have had any problems ever being underwater. I find it fun to breathe out underwater, lay flat on the bottom looking up at the surface of the water, looks cool. I feel comfortable swimming across lakes or in the river by our house. I guess one time when a speed boat was heading my way I had a moment of should I dive under since they can't see me, I swam out of their path before they got to me. Always look around you when swimming across a lake.

I've also been hit by a car when I was 8, rushed to hospital, spend a week there. But I don't think I was in any mortal danger.



Probably that one time when I was a kid where I put a metal wire on the power outlet, thinking it would start glowing lol. I could've been electrocuted to death, but instead I just burned my hand. Good thing it healed 2 or 3 days after that day.



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This is how dumb teenagers can be right after high school graduation. I was in the bed of my buddies truck right after swimming so was still dripping wet. I had my back to the back window. Buddy in passenger seat kept reaching out the window and pinching me. I finally got tired of it as soon as we were pulling off the highway so I turned around to get him back and I fell out the side of the bed and my fiend in the bed with me tried to grab me so it pretty much made me swing under and the right rear tire hit my pelvis and broke it  in five places. I literally saw that mud tire in slow motion come towards my face. After I came to, my friends were running to me as I tried to stand up. I now have plates and screws all in my pelvis and left ankle. I was wheelchair bound for quite some time. That was a miserable time but on the bright side I got a girlfriend out of being wheelchair bound that later became my wife. She was a girl two grades below me that felt bad about what happend so she would come and hang out with me and take me to parties while I was still wheelchair bound. One thing lead to another... Man I love that woman.



Acevil said:
ironmanDX said:
My brother was annoyed at me once. I did something good at school... I can't quite remember what. Probably something mediocre.. I was in primary school, elementary school for others.

He got jealous of the attention, pushed me in the lake and I nearly drowned.

Thankfully, I had long hair and my dad just reacted quickly. He pulled my ass out of the lake, by my hair and put me on the bridge... Or whatever we were standing on mid lake. My douche brother had to swap clothes with me. It was perfect punishment. I was obviously soaked from head to toe on the somewhat cold day.

I know you were kids, but um your brother might need some help for almost killing you. 

Too late for that. He also used to start fires, capture bugs and watch spiders eat them and wet the bed. In hindsight... My parents were in denial. He is turning 30 this year though and turned out fine.

 

Thank God. 



ironmanDX said:
Acevil said:

I know you were kids, but um your brother might need some help for almost killing you. 

Too late for that. He also used to start fires, capture bugs and watch spiders eat them and wet the bed. In hindsight... My parents were in denial. He is turning 30 this year though and turned out fine.

 

Thank God. 

Wow the whole trifecta huh, it doesn't necessarily mean they will, but that they have chance to. 



 

The closest I ever came to death was getting married. But I'm happily divorced now so freedom is life.



   

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almost drowning. Though not in a pool but in a frozen pond with no adults around. Only a few other kids my age ~9 years old. Thankfully one of them was about 12 and could pull me out.