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21 People Who Barely Escaped Death

All it takes is one second, one distracted moment, one chance encounter and it could all be over.

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and some people can certainly attest to that. They’ve come to the brink of death, experienced the white light, made peace with their fate, and somehow made it out alive. You only get so many chances, and these souls have some serious luck on their side.

So, when you find yourself sliding down the side of the cliff — remain calm, think fast, and grab onto that ledge. Your life depends on it.

These 21 people had some of the scariest, heart pumping, and intense near-death experiences ever:


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Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.