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PostTue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/02/19/hiker-was-trapped-quicksand-hours-rescuers-told-him-he-should-be-dead/?utm_term=.1e219bd220ac


Trapped in quicksand in frigid water, a helicopter rescue and he survives.
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PostWed Feb 20, 2019 8:59 am 
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one of the more interesting objective hazards I've heard of!
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PostWed Feb 20, 2019 7:20 pm 
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This one showed up on a web search, maybe stranger yet.

NOLS student, hiker,  gets stuck in quicksand/mud in the Dirty Devil River (southwest of Canyonlands NP, Utah). Helicopter arrives and they try pulling him out with the helicopter - and quit - worrying they'd rip him apart. Finally, they bracket him with rafts, and a couple guys in each raft hold him up, others dig and eventually he's out.

https://www.outsideonline.com/1916551/surviving-12-hours-quicksand
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PostWed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 pm 
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There are some additional interesting factoids about quicksand in Wikipedia.

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