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Unbelievable Footage Shows a Cave Survivor Gets Stuck Inside by Giant Wave in 2020

Published 12/21/2022, 5:00 PM EST

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An unbelievable footage shows a man who got stuck in a cave due to giant waves in 2020 and still managed to survive. He shot the ordeal on a camera and looking at what he went through, is difficult. The bodysurfer explains his story, and it’s really incredible!

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The survivor was pushed inside the cave by raging waters. Due to high tides, the cave would become submerged whenever a tide came in. It was difficult to breathe inside the cave and panicking was the last thing that anyone could do there.


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The survivor was unable to come out!

The video shows Hijo del Mar being pushed into a massive cave at the foot of giant cliffs along the seashore. Unfortunately, due to high tides, the waves were extremely violent. This gave the swimmer absolutely no chance to have any control whatsoever.

Describing the experience inside the cave, the bodysurfer said, “Strong current pushes me towards the cave. LOUD impact noise and wave coming.” He gives an idea about the waves’ strength through his words.


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He described that he was unable to come toward the mouth of the cave due to the strong currents. Whenever he tried swimming towards the opening of the cave, he got pushed back in. Even though he tried coming towards the cave opening several times, yet, the strong current did not let him go even slightly closer.


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The survivor hit a cliff!

When del Mar finally managed to come out of the water, he found himself on a cliff. He had no choice but to jump into the water once again and swim to safety. After a long time of swimming, he finally managed to bring himself to the seashore.


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It was really fascinating to read about the experience of the bodysurfer who managed to beat death by a small margin. He described how he managed to save himself even after getting stuck in the cave. Tell us what you think of his experience, in the comment section below.

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Written by:

Yash Joglekar


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Yash Joglekar is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pune. Being an avid reader, he has expertise in American English and has been helping US university students with their academic essays for close to 4 years now.
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Anupama Ghosh