Some friends and I went hiking
to a waterfall swimming hole today.
We get out there
and endure the initially very cold waters
and climbing boulders
to jump off of.
We're having a great time
and about an hour in
I realize my watch has come off.
I start scanning the river bottom
but after an another hour
I'm starting to realize
it's going to stay lost
until I bring out some diving gear
(it's cold enough to
lose your breath very quickly
and hard see in shady spots).
A family overheard my buddies and I talking about it,
"that sucks man",
"we'll come back out", ect....
They offer me some goggles
to make it easier to see down at the bottom.
I look for a while
until the father calls his teenage son over,
"he's a great swimmer,
he'll help you".
I'm like even more grateful at this point
stay under in the cold water was getting rough.
He searches for 10 minutes
and finds my watch!!!
I thank him and his father
and relief like a wave rushes over me.
I will be eternally grateful to that family.