It was a tense scene in Georgia as rescuers attempted to pull three college students - a woman and two men - stranded at the mouth of a 30-foot waterfall.
Video of the rescue shows fire rescue crews at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area throwing a tethered life preserver to the first victim. They quickly dragged her to safety and then sent the line out for the two men.
The college students were swimming across the creek as part of a dare when the river's current overtook them.
"My heart was like ffft ffft ffft," Nicholas Swoops recalled. "I've never been that scared in my life."
"One of my legs was at a 45-degree angle off the rock. The other one was tucked underneath," rescued student Jennifer Chambers explained.
Bobby Stillings, one of the three survivors, said he had learned his lesson.
"Don't do it, just stay, if you know it's something you can't do, don't do it. It's alright to go look, have fun, but everything that looks good, ain't good," Bobby Stillings said.
A jogger had heard their screams for help and called 9-1-1. The three suffered only minor injuries.