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I read this and many incidents came to mind where the terra ferma I stepped on, or saw someone else step on, was not so ferma!:eek: If you aren't familiar with where you are it is wise to test the ground, such as with a staff or stick. Not just river sand bars but tidal marshes, inlets and even beaches can have hidden dangers.:confused:
I once saw a beach walker step into an area along an inlet and sink down to her waist before we got to her, thanks to some young men nearby with surf boards. During the next high tide, the area was washed out and part of the channel.
Along the SC coast there are hundreds of acres of abandoned rice fields that can be hunted (duck) by the public but these old fields have had decades of decaying organic matter building on them and the bottoms are usually several feet deep with what we call Pluff Mud. It can suck you down and hold you like a giant bear trap.:eek: No fun.:eek: Another reason not to venture out alone.
 
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