Contrary to popular belief, quicksand doesn’t actually swallow a person whole as they struggle to escape. The real danger in quicksand isn’t that it completely envelopes a person, it traps them at roughly waste level and makes it almost impossible to escape. Mix that with a quickly approaching rising tide and you have a recipe for disaster.

Jonny Phillips risks being drowned in order to fully experience what it’s like to be faced with the very real likelihood of drowning while trapped in a pit of quicksand.

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