The unlucky victim starts sinking down into the muck; struggling only makes it worse. It was a bad way to go. Quicksand was probably the number-one hazard faced by silver-screen adventurers, followed by decaying rope bridges and giant clams that could hold a diver underwater. Given how often quicksand deaths and near-deaths occur in film, you would think we would be seeing news about quicksand tragedies in real life. Is quicksand actually as dangerous as advertised? Our legs are pretty dense, so they may sink, but the torso contains the lungs, and thus is buoyant enough to stay out of trouble.
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Lake McIntosh is Peachtree City's new reservoir that is still under construction. The land has been cleared but it has not yet been filled with water. Maiden said she's walked the area dozens of times over the past year and a half, but on Sept. I thought 'gosh, I hope nobody sees me. I'm just really embarrassed, and I'll hit bottom,'" she said. I just kept sinking.
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Films and cartoons conveyed the idea that sinking into sand, never to be seen again, was an ever present danger. This is why, when our village was recently required to switch from septic tank to town sewerage, I panicked a little when I realised our plumber had turned our entire back yard into a sinkhole:. Yes, but quicksands not as quick as all that, unless you flail about in a panic, or deliberately try to sink yourself deeper:. I do know sand in general can be dangerous.