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2014 At-Risk Survivor
The stupidity displayed by the participants in the following tales stops short of the ultimate Darwin Awards sacrifice. Nevertheless, we salute the spirit and innovation of their misadventures. Next Prev Random

 
Turbine-ator
2014 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(May 2014, El Salvador) Adam was in vacation paradise, swimming in a pool at the base of a waterfall halfway up a beautiful El Salvador mountain. The pool was an artificial concrete basin. Adam dove from a rock and floated blissfully downstream, face down and carefree. Suddenly the current became swift and he surfaced in time to realize he was about to be carried into a narrow tunnel! Adam grabbed the edge of the concrete tunnel and pulled himself out of the water, and in doing so he saved the life he had so casually risked--the tunnel led to a hydroelectric power plant for the valley below! Had he been sucked into the turbine, Adam would have been in for quite a change -- from matter to energy.

A near miss, a self-reported Honorable Mention--

we'll be keeping our sights on Adam!

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