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Swim for your life in this terrifying drowning simulator

Just breathe.


Chase Hoffberger


At sea, you tire faster than you think. Six minutes of treading water in a pool might equal thirty seconds against a dangerous current. With cold waters kicking at each side of you, you struggle to keep your head above surface, eventually succumbing to the tidal course.

That’s the reality laid out by interactive life jacket-awareness website Sortie En Mar. The site’s pulled out some interesting stops this round, installing a high-definition drowning simulator that finds you getting knocked off the edge of a yacht by a boom and having to scramble to stay afloat. 

That happens via mouse scrolling, but those who try will quickly find that just the simple task of scrolling up on a mouse can get tiresome—and not effective enough to stay above water. Before long, you’re hands are in the sand below, and your life’s flashing before your eyes. 

A random smattering of feelings our mind thought during the waterlogged saga ranged from “Yikes, this is taking forever” to “It absolutely would suck to get left out at sea without a life vest.” 

H/T The Verge | Photo via Joi/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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