When the team heard the dam explode, they knew they had limited time to make it to safety. In an instant, their “white water rapids vacation tour” had become a matter of life and death.
The white water river rapids had become gargantuan in size and their very lives were in dire peril.
The lead, Edward, screamed, “HANG ON TIGHT,” his voice faltering from fear, “AND DO NOT LET GO!”
Everyone was white from terror and one lady began to retch. Everyone was screaming at the top of their lungs and swallowing water from the drenching. Edward was screaming over their screams, trying to keep everyone calm, including himself.
The raft rode over huge waves up and down and water threatened to sink the raft.
After ten minutes of white knuckling, the raft finally came to calm waters. Their relief was palpable. Now, they just needed to stay calm and wait for rescue.
Finally, above them, they could see the helicopters coming. Everyone started crying and clapping.