Sandbar safety,Stay safe out there this 4th of July Holiday.
A friend of mine went under water for half a block when the edge of a sand bar unexpectedly broke off under his weight. It threw him into current and he was lucky to touch bottom so he knew which way was up. He thought he was done for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoGEPy3WOE
You are welcome. I've gotten a number of horror stories about sandbars since I posted this. One guy and his wife were on a big sandbar on the Mississippi River and an area opened up between them and shore. Then closed up as fast as it opened. Gulp!