We'd like to see Ryan Lochte try this!!
Actually, we wouldn't — this sounds like a HORRIFYING ordeal!!
Kate and Dan Suski just returned from an unexpectedly grueling vacation, one they're grateful to have survived!
The American siblings were pushed to the limit last week when the fishing boat they chartered SUNK eight miles of the coast of St. Lucia!
The captain and first-mate opted to float near the wreckage and wait for rescue, but Dan & Kate didn't like those odds at all! Instead they braved FIERCE waves and spent the next 14 hours swimming to shore!!
Dan spoke of the scary thoughts that crept into his mind:
"You come face-to-face with understanding your own mortality… We both processed the possible ways we might die. Would we drown? Be eaten by a shark? Hypothermia? Would our legs cramp up and make it impossible to swim?"
Yikes!! Thankfully, none of those things happened! The duo eventually found their way to dry land and lived to tell their incredible tale!!
Amazingly, no one died at all! The ship's crew was miraculously rescued 23 hours after the boat went down, too!
Hooray for happy endings!!
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