Woman Swallowed By Quicksand While Walking On Beach
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Woman Swallowed By Quicksand While Walking On Beach

A romantic walk on the beach turned into something out of a horror movie. One woman found herself caught in real-life quicksand while walking on the beach.

Jamie Acord said that she was walking with her husband when the incident happened. It occurred at Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, Maine.

"Literally it was kind of like I just dropped into a manhole cover," she told People. "We're walking along, just talking, and all of a sudden I went into the sand." She suddenly found herself waist deep, and as she told her husband, "I can't get out." She compared it to the ground falling out from under her.

"I just dropped like a rock," Acord said. "I was there and then the next minute I wasn't." However, her husband managed to pull her out, and she didn't experience any significant injuries.

"It was kind of one of those moments where I didn't know what to do. This is a new thing that's never happened before," she said. "And I go to that beach all the time. And as soon as he pulled me out, we turned around to look to see what had occurred because we just assumed I'd fallen in an actual hole and there was nothing there. It looked just like the beach. It had filled itself right back in."

Woman Survives Quicksand

Acord ended up posting about her experience on social media, trying to warn others to avoid making the same mistake that she did.  "If the beach is clearing out, there are only one or two people on the beach and you fall in something like that and you don't know what to do or you can't get out, you're kind of stuck," she said.
Meanwhile, officials have also commented on the incident. Jim Britt, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, said quick sand poses little risk.

"The reality with this supersaturated sand is you're not going to go under," Britt said. The official blamed climate change as a factor in the quick sand. However, he said it's a 100 percent survivable scenario.

"The sand is saturated with water. It's even more unstable and very easy to find yourself sinking into it," he said. "The rule is stay calm. Lean back. Find your way back.