Sunday 15 December, 2019

Man saves woman from drowning at Maracas beach as no lifeguard present

From left to right: Shantal Mohammed, Maurice Hudson.

From left to right: Shantal Mohammed, Maurice Hudson.

A 21-year-old woman detailed the moment she almost drowned while swimming at Maracas beach on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, Shantal Mohammed said there were no lifeguards present. Still, she decided to take a dip in the waters to wash off sand. That decision almost cost her life.

“At just the tender age of 21 i would've never in my wildest dream thought it would be me someday. Today, while at Maracas Bay i almost lost my life. With no life guards and barely anyone on the beach I got into dificulties. Just ventured out a bit to wash off some sand and before i knew it I had no control of how far out I was going, my feet came off the sand, i began to consume water and i was fighting to gain some kind of balance, control to make it back to shore but that was impossible.”

Mohammed said she tried to wave for help as her friends were on the shore but felt herself slipping under the waters.

“My life flashed before my eyes because i knew there wasn't any life guards, barely anyone around and none out of my two friends could swim. I began to accept that this was it.”

The 21-year-old said she held her breath and tried to stay above water but kept sinking. Just as she was about to give up, she spotted Maurice Hudson swimming toward her.

“It gave me faith to hold on and i held my breath until he approached me. A couple more minutes in the water fighting for my life and that would've been it for me. If wasn't for this man i wouldn't be able to share my experience today.”

She recalled how Hudson jumped into the sea, risking his own life.

“The water was crazy rough but he fought and swam to safety for both of us. This man's wife and children along with my 2 friends and my friend's child was witness of what could've been my death and even his.”

In expressing her gratitude, Mohammed noted that this selfless act showed that good people still exist. She further urged members of the public to stay alert when going to the beach.

“They really say the sea doesn't have branches so guys please be careful at our beaches. Today it was me tomorrow it could be you. Maurice Hudson thank you again sir, you didn't only save my life, you saved my family's sanity aswell. You're indeed a hero. Maurice Hudson.”

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