close call

Via TDW
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WARNING: Video contains language appropriate for a guy who was one glass panel away from death.

From our friends at The Daily What:

Soldiers stationed at the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, c. 2007 come within an inch of bulletproof glass of their lives.
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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.

Via RNLI
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From the Youtube description:

RNLI lifeguards rescued a boy who had been dragged away from Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall, in a very strong rip current while bodyboarding. He was heard screaming for help so lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown paddled out on a rescue board and grabbed the boy, who was exhausted and clearly in a lot of distress. He was brought back to shore safely and reunited with his family.