They Almost Won the Darwin Award…
So when someone tells you to step back from the waves, it’s tempting to ignore them. After looking at the shots below where two teens almost “won” the Darwin Award’s highest honor, maybe you might rethink that.
On Saturday, Mark Scheffer, a photograher, was on the Mendocino headlands when he saw two teenagers getting dangerously close to the breakers.
He wrote, “I was shooting the breaking waves above them. They were taking pictures with their phones, I called out to them, motioned that they were too close and needed [to] move back.” Scheffer said the two ignored him. Then came the big waves. “[The] first wave was close…that was fun for them…[S]econd wave…not so much!”
“Thankfully,” he said, “they were washed inland, soaked from head to toe and unhurt!”
Joking aside, we’re really glad the kids are okay. But, we’re also going to take heed and watch out for the waves next time we’re at the beach!