At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where you are floating down a river with a swift current headed straight for a giant waterfall. Most people have not received the adequate training required to survive a trip over a waterful, so it’s extremely important to prepare for such an experience. There are six simple steps required (other than the obvious need to be able to swim) in order for you go over a waterfall safely.
1) Take a deep breath just before going over the fall. The water is probably pretty deep at the foot of the fall, so it might be a few seconds before you surface after the fall.
2) Go feet first. You need to make sure that you don’t hit your head on anything at the base of the waterfall. Also make sure that once you are airborne that you try not to flail. Instead, try to make your body as tight as possible.
3) Jump off the edge of the fall. You want to make sure to clear the rocks that may be at the very base of the waterfall.
4) Protect your head. Try wrapping your arms around your skull to shield it from any impact.
5) Swim as soon as you hit the water. Swimming will help keep you from going to far underwater.
6) Swim downstream as soon as possible. You want to avoid being pounded by falling water or even drug under.
Video tutorial coming soon… maybe.