Conventionally, survival for us is what we do to feed our family and ourselves. But, really survival stories are pretty different than this and quite nerve wrecking. These survival stories are the winning stories of real survivors surviving the attack of sharks and Grizzly bears, surviving the sub-zero temperature, where all hopes are almost frozen. So, here is an account of such incidents braved by many survivors; read them and be the part of their all most impossible still the I-M-POSSIBLE survivals.
10. Flying Solo Across the Globe
Steve Fossett was determined to fly solo in a helium balloon around the globe. After covering two-thirds of the way successfully, while trying to fly past a storm over the Coral Sea, his balloon blew up and his passenger capsule made its descent towards the ocean. Amazingly, Steve survived and after 10 hours, he was rescued. Not one to be demoralised, in 2002 he completed his round-the-world flight in his air balloon on the sixth attempt, in 15 days, beginning from and landing in Australia.
9. The Nepal Quake
Rita Maya Shrestra was six and a half months pregnant, when the great quake hit on April 24th, 2015, claiming over 8000 lives. Shrestra was trapped under the ruins of her house for three hours with a crushed hip and fractured leg before her family finally dug her out. She received medical attention after 6 days of unbearable pain.
8. Surviving the Tsunami
Marthunis, a 17-year-old lad recalled his feelings on the fateful day the Asian Tsunami hit. He was playing soccer with his friends, when the ear piercing sound of the earthquake startled them all. His family head out in their minivan, but the roads were packed with traffic, trying to escape the scenario. The devastatingly gigantic wave hurled towards them, causing the van to tumble many times. Marthunis woke up in the water, afloat, holding onto a school chair. He was rescued after 20 days and was reunited with his father. Sadly, his mother and sister succumbed to the disaster.
7. Mauled by a Grizzly
Hugh Glass was a famous American fur trapper. In August 1923, on an expedition with a few others, Glass was attacked by a grizzly and suffered massive injuries, exposing his ribs. His companions assumed he would definitely die, and left him with two others, who were asked to bury him after death. The two fled with his rifle and knife after shrouding him with bearskin. Glass woke up without weapons, covered his wounds with the bearskin and pressed his back against a log allowing maggots to feed on the rotting flesh. He was helped by Native Americans who gave him food and water and sewed the bear hide onto his back covering his wounds.
6. The Fateful Everest Climb
The story of Beck Weathers inspired the 2015 movie Everest. In May 1996, along with eight others, Weathers took the expedition to Mt Everest. He had been operated for radial keratotomy and was blinded by UV exposure and high altitude. After being caught in subzero temperatures for eighteen hours, Weathers regained his consciousness. His extremities, parts of right and left arm, parts of legs and nose were frozen and appeared like “porcelain” and had to be amputated.
5. Sperm whale Sinks the Ship