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18 Riveting Close Calls Where People Escaped Death by Seconds

You risk your life every time you step out the door. Or even stay at home. Even when you're sleeping. Anyway, these folks are some of the luckiest people out there. You never know how life will roll the dice, but it looks a lot like these people got a second chance that many aren't afforded. If you're in the mood, here are some more nerve-wracking stories of survival.

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16 People Share the Biggest Bullet They've Ever Dodged

These people had some real close calls, but by chance, circumstance or skill managed to get out (pretty much) unscathed.

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Shoutout to the guy with his earbuds in as he catches them. 

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Always wait for the boat to actually stop moving before you get off, or terrible things can happen.

Exhibit A: This guy.

As the ferry nears land, he scurries off the ramp and ends up taking a tumble into the sand.

Fortunately, someone quickly comes to his rescue and pulls him out just before the ramp slams down on his back.

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A Cheshire man was able to survive a close-range shotgun glass because of his pocketed iPhone, which absorbed most of the damage:

Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.