Seeing a horse and rider swallowed by quicksand is a moment Eunice Atkins will not forget. It is one of many encounters Ms Atkins has had with quicksand on the west coast of Tasmania, a renowned hotspot for the hazard. This particular encounter ended with both man and beast quickly retrieved, but hundreds of quicksand experiences here have not ended so well. For many people, quicksand is confined to the screen, in films like Jumanji and The Princess Bride. But it is a very real — and not even rare — geomorphological feature, explains consulting geologist, John McDougall. It occurs wherever the fine sand at the bottom of a gently flowing river or stream has water flowing not only over it, but through it.
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IMDb Internet Movie Database confirmed quicksand caused more individual deaths than any natural obstacle during three decades of movies beginning in the s. When all else fails, throw in a quicksand scene. For spine tingling adventure few things could match watching a panic-stricken victim reach for a hand or a branch before finally submerging forever. Few fret over the dangers of quicksand because science and National Geographic have proven death by quicksand is a myth. Howell and the Skipper.
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