Luckily, few of us will ever know intimately the experience of drowning, but one French filmmaker set out to show people what it might look and feel like to drown. It's an interactive web movie and pretty intense. I lasted about 4 minutes before I succumbed to the watery depths - but then again, I had two babies crying for me so I was distracted. How long will you last? See for yourself.
A couple takeaways from the video that are worth noting:
- How quickly things go from hunky dory to hellish (such is life on a boat)
- How fast the boat disappears on the horizon despite it being a pretty calm day
- The importance of making sure every crew member knows how to control the vessel
- The importance of having man overboard procedures in place
This video really drove those points home for me.
What do you think? Ever had a close call on the water?