Jan and Lee, a teenage couple, had gone to Huntington Beach, California, rather late on a weekday. Maybe this was why there were no lifeguards stationed along the shore, and hardly any people there either. “The waves were huge,” Jan says. “There was a storm at sea, and the waves were breaking in sets, one after another, some really far from shore.” The few sunbathers left on shore were packing up to leave.
But Jan wanted to impress her boyfriend. “Let’s go in!” she suggested enthusiastically (even though the waves were quite intimidating.) Lee was obviously smarter, and decided right then and there to stay on shore and spread out the blanket. Jan shrugged and ventured into the high surf alone. “Before I knew what was happening, the waves got even bigger,” she remembers. “I wasn’t that far out, but as I tried to get back to the beach I lost my footing, and couldn’t touch the bottom to propel myself toward shore.”
The enormous waves broke over Jan’s head, making it almost impossible for her to see the shoreline. Disoriented, she felt like a helpless cork, unable to fight the current no matter how hard she swam against it. Couldn’t Lee see her? read more here ……….
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