Can You Survive Quicksand?

Is it possible to escape quicksand? National Geographic’s Jonny Phillips tried to answer that question by getting himself stuck waist deep in quicksand as an incoming tide looms near.

Watching Phillips sink rapidly into the quicksand is enough to give anyone a panic attack. Within 8 minutes, Phillips is up to his waist in quicksand, his legs are immobile and stuck solid. If Phillips wiggles or moves he will only sink further and faster.

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