Your Fault: Woman Gets Stuck In Quicksand In Maine

I warned you to give all your money and freedom to government, but, no, you wanted to live a modern lifestyle. Selfish, selfish, selfish

Quicksand doesn’t just happen in Hollywood. It happened on a Maine beach

A Maine woman enjoying a walk on a popular beach learned that quicksand doesn’t just happen in Hollywood movies in jungles or rainforests.

Jamie Acord was walking at the water’s edge at Popham Beach State Park over the weekend when she sunk to her hips in a split second, letting out a stunned scream. She told her husband, “I can’t get out!”

“I couldn’t feel the bottom,” she said. “I couldn’t find my footing.”

Within seconds, her husband had pulled her from the sand trap, the sand filled in, and the stunned couple wondered: What just happened?

It turns out that quicksand, known as supersaturated sand, is a real thing around the world, even in Maine, far from the jungle locations where Hollywood has used it to add drama by ensnaring actors.

In most cases, it’s not that deep. Long story short, I was playing golf one time, stepped into a stream to get my ball (the why is the long part), immediately sunk up to my knee. And, seriously, Gen X has practiced for this with it being so popular in movies and TV shows when we were growing up. Unfortunately, there were no vines handy on the beach

And here we go

In this case, climate change played a role in the episode at the state’s busiest state park beach, which draws more than 225,000 visitors each year, Britt said. A series of winter storms rerouted a river that pours into the ocean, softening the sand in area where beachgoers are more apt to walk, necessitating the placement warning signs by park staff, he said.

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3 Responses to “Your Fault: Woman Gets Stuck In Quicksand In Maine”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    As kids Hollywood had us afraid of quicksand, tarantulas and cannibals!

  2. Professor Hale says:

    The Lone Ranger seemed to get stuck in it a lot. Lots of scenes of him with his arms straight te to his sides to slow the sinking until Silver could toss a rope to him and pull him out.

  3. alanstorm says:

    Quicksand doesn’t just happen in Hollywood. It happened on a Maine beach

    Love it! Now Elwood and the Other Idiot Lefties (saw them open for Missing Persons back in the 80’s*) get to prove that there was never any quicksand in Maine before this.

    *Looking to start a band. “Elwood and the Other Idiot Lefties” has a ring, but might be to bit long. Plus, Elwood might file a copyright before I do…

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