Orlando, FL /// Minno Ramírez

Orlando, FL /// Minno Ramírez

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Wofford Hotel, Miami Beach, 1939

Wofford Hotel, Miami Beach, 1939

Olympic Swimmer Nearly Dies in Beach Burial Stunt
An Austrian Olympic team swimmer is recovering after nearly being buried alive on a Florida beach. After three weeks of training at Pompano Beach, Jakub Maly and his friends dug a huge hole at the beach—”big enough to bury a golf cart,” according to a fire department spokeswoman. But when Maly jumped into the 7-foot-deep hole, the walls suddenly collapsed, completely burying the 19-year-old swimmer. Teammates dug furiously to free his head so he could breathe. It took some 60 rescuers two hours to free him from the hole as sand continued to fill it.
If those kids at the shore this summer think i’m going to spend two hours helping to dig them out when their stupid big holes collapse, they got another thing coming.

Also, I thought the choice of “golf cart” was interesting, but I guess that’s Florida for you. In Jersey it probably would have been “big enough to bury Chris Christie.”

The Big Picture: Human Landscapes

The Big Picture: Human Landscapes