At-Risk Survivors have misadventures that stop short of the ultimate
sacrifice. Nevertheless we salute the spirit of their colossal
blunders with an Honorable Mention. Better luck next time!
2014 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(May 2014, El Salvador) Adam was in vacation paradise, swimming in a pool at the base of a waterfall halfway up a beautiful El Salvador mountain. The pool was an artificial concrete basin. Adam dove from a rock and floated blissfully downstream, face down and carefree. Suddenly the current became swift and he surfaced in time to realize he was about to be carried into a narrow tunnel! Adam grabbed the edge of the concrete tunnel and pulled himself out of the water, and in doing so he saved the life he had so casually risked--the tunnel led to a hydroelectric power plant for the valley below! Had he been sucked into the turbine, Adam would have been in for quite a change -- from matter to energy.