25 November 2009

Near miss

waterfall-1

This is Thusharagiri falls, near Wayanad. It was raining by the time we reached the waterfall. The bottom right corner has a rock on which a few friends of mine were standing and enjoying the waterfalls, striking various poses and getting themselves caught on camera. I was squatting somewhere near the bottom left corner, holding on to a log that was wedged in and relishing a dip in the cold water.

Suddenly the log moved. I looked up and saw water gushing out possibly due the earlier rains.

90 seconds later the waterfall looked like this.

waterfall

Notice the bottom right corner awash with water.

Two friends of mine were almost swept away. Fortunately enough, I was able to hold on to both of them. I had to go underwater and hoist the last guy to safety before I pulled myself back onto the bank.

Oh yeah, it definitely *was* fun.

Shyam

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:01 AM

2 Comments

  1. OpenID photography posted at Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:32:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    boy ... this is scary! good to know that everybody is safe

    btw ... thusharagiri is in kozhikode
  2. Blogger santosh posted at Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 7:31:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    wild dude!!

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