STRAPPED INTO A SINKING HELICOPTER (with U.S. Marines) - Smarter Every Day 201

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chikm : just drink the water

Timboah : How did they get in the Marine without being able to swim?😂🤷‍♂️

TDS KillZwitch : How to die 101

DroneZone360 : Lol why am I holding my breath??? XD

SeanHodgins : The first time I went surfing, I had just driven 3 days by myself across the country. I went to a surf shop and picked up a board. After some exhausting minutes learning stuff, I finally grabed a wave. It was a little bigger than I first though and it sent me flying forward into the water. It absolutely crushed me, shot me down to the bottom, and I remember my leg touching some rocks as I tumbled. The leash on the my ankle pulled my leg in the direction the board was headed and I had no idea where I was. There was no "up". Panic set in as I didn't have a chance to get a real breath before I entered the water. I didn't know where I was. I didn't know how to surface, I thought I was going to drown. Then suddenly I had this moment of clarity. I just told myself to sit still at the bottom, be calm, wait. I remember opening my eyes and looking up at the massive crashing wave above me, but where I was it was calm and quiet. I told myself I wasn't going to run out of breath immediately, so I took a moment to figure out the situation. I just relaxed and waited for everything to pass. I looked around again, the water above was calm. I swam up, grabbed my board, and headed for shore. I still think of this moment when I get overwhelmed by stuff. How I was able to just sit back and analyze the situation. This was one of the scariest moments of my life while I was entering the water, only to turn into one of the calmest I can remember to this day.

danandjoe vids : Just place a sponge block

Mystic Rose : I wouldn't be nervous I'd be shiting myself

Berg Sandsness : Thank you for the video, I'm a US Marine at Pensacola's water survival school and I'm doing the helo dunker in 6 days. This was a huge educational advantage for me. The video is great and a huge advantage for me, keep it up!

that_one_person : Who else at least held their breaths just one or twice

dazhibernian : The fate of my passengers in GTA V.

69 or 420 : 2:39 Are you scared? Meh terrified

Hey Hey : Don’t call them marines for nothing

Nathan Champion : All US Marines can swim even if it's just a little bit. It is a requirement to pass boot camp. At least it was when I was in from 2007 to 2011. All Marines also had to pass a swim qual every year after that too. I think those two were just nervous about being poor swimmers and trying to have a sense of humor about it.

Colonel.Crockett : Seems dangerous... *Where do I sign up?*

Ugly Person : This gave me anxiety

Why Liam : Funny thing is, I know that my brain is weird, i think. in 20 years when a helicopter crashes, I'm going to remember this 11 minute video explaining me how to do everything

User : 7:25 my eyes are already 20/200 so that means i wouldnt even try this lol

Cheeto God : YouTube recommendations you know

Brainstorm : This is effing terrifying. But man is it cool to watch.

ThasDooDoo : I thought that red thing left on the tumbnail was blood lol

Rodrigo Escudero : Great message at the ending. I love your videos, the effort and love you put on them. 👏👏👏👏

Life coach Jerry I wanna be like him : I would of been dead in 20 secs

Ayanna Brinae : It takes a special kind of person to deal with these types of scenarios because I don’t honestly thing I could think rationally in a situation like this

A Person : watching him dunk in i can feel the fake water getting into my sinuses

ka0s : Next time: Suffocating to death in 50,000 fps.

The Amazing Channel : The experience of water entering your sinus is terrifying, at the first time u will feel like that this is your end u can't do anything about it and u are going to die in a matter of few seconds, luckily I am telling this because the water wasn't much deep and I was aware of my position

Chief Here : This gave me anxiety... mad respect for everyone who has to go through this training.

Franklin Allen : Sometimes, because he is so mild mannered, I forget Destin is a bit of a badass.

diegogtz : That's not what you see everyday.

Area 27 : They should make this a new attraction at a theme park lol

Corbin L : that instructor that was in control of the sim, with the straw hat, sounded like such a dude bro lol. Thanks for the upload, very informative!

SubscribeItWontHURT : Well i wouldn’t be worry tho Because i’m already drowned

What's Inside? : Listen to the last half with audio only and this message has nothing to do with Helicopters. It’s all about making it through life. Thanks for the Sunday video.

Jerry Stell : I was a first class swimmer and egress training always made me nervous.

Luke Noh : What if you drown?

Magical Builds : Exactly pinch yo nose

Niyaz Nazir : I have done similar kind of training it’s kind of intimidating 😂😅

MicarHaus A : One more thing to put on his resume in order to get nasa to make him an astronaut

B. Stone : is this the blue wave everyone keeps talking about?

jonathan korman : I was a V-22 crew chief, I loved the dunker. Great training.

bighoov1 : I'm sitting in my easy chair and I feel like I'm drowning.

Anders Bjornsson : Incredibly well made.

Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis : practice makes perfect, survival situations like this included.

maschou333 : You're a great Youtuber. Keep seeking the Light Destin!

KKevan : Watching a person drown while beimg strapped in a sinking helicopter... *SmarterEveryDay*

Emulated Nostalgia : Regardless of how confident you feel in water you should always respect the water

TAOFLEDERMAUS : Somewhat recently one of those tourist helicopters crashed in the water and people drowned and it baffled me how they couldn't get out, but it all makes sense now.

xxjudasXmalicexx : I’d be as good as dead I can’t even open my eyes in the water they’re too sensitive like they can’t even handle sunlight never mind water lol

FergusQ : Haaha love the surfer dude who was controlling the helicopter simulator