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My first time riding banana boat The scariest moment of my life was the first time I riding banana boat. It was last summer, when my friends and I took a trip to Phuket. We stayed there for a week and spent our time swimming, having seafood and visiting popular tourist attractions. In the evening on the third day of the trip, after coming back from visiting Phuket aquarium, my friends forced me to ride the banana boat because they knew I didn’t like extreme sport activities. I tried to refuse, which was failed, while they kept saying “Come on. Don’t be scared. It will be fun.” Finally, I had to ride that banana boat with them. I carefully checked my life jacket, which the driver lent us, before dragged myself on the banana boat, and held it tightly. It moved slowly when we started. The driver kept rising up the speed. The boat jumped on the water higher and higher. At the max speed, the driver flipped the banana boat upside-down by doing sharp turns. It was like I was thrown into water by a giant. Suddenly, I felt electric shock on my left knee, so I screamed and ask for help. Since then, I felt nothing from my leg and couldn’t move it. My friend carried me to the beach, put me on a beach chair and called ambulance. While waiting for an ambulance they kept calling me, but I couldn’t hear them. I woke up at the hospital. The doctor told me that I was unconscious for three days. He said that from my pain, I might be treated by the box jellyfish, the most venomous creature in the world. Its stings are fatal to humans, and I was incredibly survived. He said that they had ever seen the box jellyfish in Thailand before. After getting better, my friend and I got back home. Several months later, the government called me to ask for the detail again and told me that after I was treated, they had closed the beach to find that jellyfish for three months, but they found nothing. I’m happy also surprised that I’ve survived. However, I would never ride the banana boat or get in the sea again.

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