This story is at once terrifying and inspiring.
The Washington Post has the story of Lauren Conner, a 32-year-old woman who went for a casual evening boat ride with some friends off the Eastern Shore. But when the speeding boat smacked into a wake, Conner was jolted off board. And even though she was right nearby, the wind and the growing darkness made it so her friends weren’t able to find her.
The rest of the night was basically a nightmare: Conner swam toward a buoy, but then found that it was too slippery to cling to; she sang herself the “just keep swimming” song from Finding Nemo; she swam for hours, hoping she’d make it to shore. It turns out that Conner is a survivor in more ways than one–but you should read the whole story to find out how. And remember to wear your lifejacket when you go out for a boat ride.
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