I wanted to share this video of a wild crash I captured on my camera while riding on 12/3/17.
I was off the coast of Tampa, FL near Egmont Key, FL riding with my dad.
I turned the camera on to record a passing massive cargo ship. I then got the great idea to play on the waves from the ship.
Needless to say, I was in the right place at the right time to help. I did not know the guy I pulled from the water at the time.
He was unconscious and in bad shape when I got to him.
He was later transported by his friend (Guy who pulled up later) to the beach where paramedics transported him to the Hospital.I have been in touch with him since the accident and he is thankfully recovering well.
I wanted to share this video for a couple of reasons:
First, it was an incredible incident that happened to be captured on film.
Second, it shows the importance of wearing a life vest. If he had not of had one on, I would not have been able to find him.
Third, pretty crazy how the life vest kept him face down and was going to drown him.
Fourth, if I ever plan on going “Big” off of waves, I will wear a helmet.
Fifth, if you do plan on jumping, ride with a friend. He was unconscious for a few minutes and would have surely drowned.
I should also note, that just 10 minutes before this I was riding near a large bull shark and over the day we had spotted many sharks swimming.
Yes, it crossed my mind that I was in the water with someone bleeding. The camera was strapped to the top of my head during the incident. – saleens8ucf