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Tide Waits for No Man  
2005 Darwin Award Winner
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(23 May 2005, Texas) After surf-fishing on Crystal Beach, John was fatigued, but unwilling to call it a night. The full moon threatened to disturbed his nap, so John curled up for forty winks in the darkest place available: underneath his truck, which was parked on the beach.

The next morning, a pickup truck was reported abandoned in the surf off Crystal Beach. A tow truck driver was called in, and had barely moved the pickup a foot, when he found the body of a 37-year-old man embedded in the sand beneath it.

It turned out that the truck was not abandoned, after all. As John slept, time passed and the tide rolled back in. The wet sand shifted beneath the truck's weight, and John was trapped beneath it, unable to escape. The beach became his final resting place.

Reader Debra says, "Crystal Beach is a great place to go on a summer day with a few ice cold beers, to watch the folks with out-of-state license plates fly through the surf, fishtailing and throwing salt-water into the engine compartment. Even funnier is when they park, and watch the tide come in, shifting the sands, burying their axles...!" © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Jon Knighton, West Pearson, and a dozen more
Reference: Houston Chronicle, KLTV, KBTV

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