Would You Be Able To Make A Lifejacket Out Of Your Trousers?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 22, 2019


Would You Be Able To Make A Lifejacket Out Of Your Trousers?

Arne, 30, had enough cold blood to create a makeshift lifejacket out of his jeans.

Paid for sailing a yacht from New Zealand to Brazil, two German brothers faced the death when one of them swung off the boat and got dragged into the water for a few seconds. Luckily the rope got loose and he had the possibility to come out of the sea and breath again.

Unfortunately, he found himself without a lifejacket and, even though his brother Elge started to reach out for him with a rope and a lifejacket as soon as possible, the distance between the two was too big.

But in that true moment of panic, Arne didn't give up and he reminded a survival technique used by the US Navy Seals.

He took off his jeans, made a knot at the end of both legs, inflated in them and put air inside before pushing them underwater again.

There he goes an improvised lifejacket.

Three hours had passed when the rescue helicopter arrived and saved him.

He said he resisted all this time adrift for his family, his wife and his daughter, and this bad experience won't stop him from his work on yachts.

What can we say, he is a jean-ius!


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