Incredible stories of people who managed to outsmart death
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The desire for life sometimes makes people overcome any difficulties. The amazing stories of salvation that you will find in this issue will show how limitless the possibilities of man are when it comes to his life.
1. Caught in a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean
When experienced navigators Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiance Richard Sharp took the order to ferry the yacht from San Diego to Tahiti, they did not think to be in the center of the four-point storm "Raymond". They faced 30-meter waves and wind speeds of 140 knots.
The yacht capsized, Tami was under the deck and, hitting the bulkhead, lost consciousness. She woke up after 27 hours, got out. Her fiance's safety cord was snapped… It was a stroke of luck that the boat returned to its normal position. All the equipment was destroyed. There were very few supplies left.
But Tami built a makeshift sail, divided up the remaining supplies, and made it to Hawaii in 40 days. She still conquers the seas.
2. Lost in the seas
In January 1982, Stephen Callahan sailed from the Canary Islands in a small, makeshift boat. The boat went down six days later, leaving Stephen on a one-and-a-half-meter life raft. In 76 days on the raft, he covered 2,898 km.
Callahan survived starvation, sunburn, and shark attacks. When his raft leaked, he repaired it and fought for his life for another 33 days. He fished for fish and birds, collected shellfish, and drank very little water. Emaciated and losing a third of his weight, he was discovered by fishermen in the Caribbean.
3. Skating went wrong
In March 2003, Eric Lemark decided to go snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Back then, he didn't know how his walk would end. Since these were ordinary rides, he did not have any supplies. He lost his way and got lost. But he had an MP3 player with a radio! Lemarc remembered a movie in which the radio was used as a compass. Eric ran into the frost, fell into a stormy river, almost fell off a waterfall.
Lemark fought for his life for seven days. He lost his legs, but he got to the people because he didn't lose his temper.
4. Gone with the Wind
In 2006, 19-year-old American Matt Suter was trapped inside a tornado. He, along with a bunch of other objects, was pulled into the stream, and for a while he lost consciousness, hitting his head on one of them. When he woke up, he grabbed a tree and fell on the lawn. In total, he flew 500 meters, while only abrasions and scratches remained on the guy's body.
5. The surviving Cook
In May 2013, Cook Harrison Okena was lucky enough to survive after the ship he was working on sank. The cook was in the cabin, where an air cushion was formed. At a depth of 30 meters, he spent three days until he was discovered by divers. A bottle of carbonated drink he found in the cabin helped him survive.
6. Survive after a plane crash
What do you think is more life-threatening: getting struck by lightning, falling out of an airplane, or spending nine days wading through the rainforest with multiple injuries? The schoolgirl Juliana Koepke went through all these misfortunes and survived.
In 1971, 17-year-old Juliana was flying on a plane, the wing of which was struck by lightning. The plane crashed into the jungles of Peru. For nine days, the girl walked through the rainforest, until finally she came across a camp of loggers. The case of Juliana formed the basis of two films. The girl herself was not turned away by her adventure from wildlife, and she became a zoologist.
7. On the crest of hell
In 1958, the famous Lituya Bay megatsunami emerged in Alaska, which is still the largest in modern history. On the day of the disaster, there were only three fishing boats in the bay, one of which was Howard Ulrich and his 8-year-old son. A 525-meter wave lifted the fisherman's boat to the crest, and then quickly lowered it back. Father and son got off with nothing but fright.
8. Fall from 10,000 meters - and survive?
On January 26, 1972, flight attendant Vesna Vulovich survived an airplane explosion at an altitude of 10,160 meters and fell to the ground. At the time of landing, the 22-year-old girl broke the base of her skull, three vertebrae and both legs, in addition, fell into a coma. The treatment took 16 months.
After recovering, Vesna Vulovic tried to return to work as a flight attendant at Yugoslav Airlines, but in the end she was employed in an office job at the airline. According to Vesna, she did not have a fear of flying, because she does not remember the moment of the crash itself.
9. Ricky Megi
In 2006, Australian shepherds were startled by the appearance of a skeleton in their camp. It was Ricky Megi. According to him, he picked up a hitchhiker who did something to him, which caused Ricky to lose consciousness. The last thing he remembered was the highway, and then he woke up in the bush just as the dingo dogs were about to start eating him.
It roamed the bush for 71 days, feeding on maggots, insects, snakes and frogs. Ricky was lucky it was the rainy season. During this time, he lost weight from 105 to 48 kg.
10. " Crazy about the storm»
On February 19, 1979, 11-year-old Norman Ollestad was flying a small plane with three adults. In a blizzard, the plane crashed in the San Gabriel Mountains in California, USA. Only Norman survived. He managed to get down to the foot of the mountain with the help of homemade skis, which he built in a hurry. After 9 hours, he was found by a rescue team. Norman subsequently wrote a book about his adventures, which he called "Crazy about the Storm".