How did Douglas try to save himself from drowning in the YMCA pool? [CBSE Delhi 2012]

How did Douglas try to save himself from drowning in the YMCA pool? [CBSE Delhi 2012]

Answer: Douglas was tossed into the YMCA pool by an older boy. He was frightened out of his wits, but on his way down he planned how to rescue himself. He decided that when his feet would hit the bottom, he would jump upwards and be able to come to the surface, lie flat and paddle to the edge of the pool. He tried to do so several times. However, it seemed difficult because his lungs seemed to burst, he was not able to push himself upwards with force. He tried to reach a rope which also he failed to do. He tried to call out for help, but his voice failed him. His legs failed to paddle, he was surrounded by water and he was drafted into a state of unconsciousness. Though all his efforts to save himself failed, he was rescued by the folks at YMCA. But the incident aggravated his fear for water.


How did Douglas try to save himself from drowning in the YMCA pool? [CBSE Delhi 2012]


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