The strangest thing I have seen is Cuba was at Brisas a few years back. My buddy and I had our chairs pulled up into the water on the beach and we were in relaxation mode smoking a cigar and drinking a Pina Colada celebrating the fact we were now in Cuba.
I had to look twice and could not believe my eyes as a rather large sunburnt man floated by that was purple in the face. My buddy and I ditched our drinks and cigars and flew into the water after this man. He was so big we could barely drag him out of the water. We had to put him on our beach mat and drag him onto the beach. We yelled for help and a tourist that was a nurse and her BF helped us revive this man. The beach patrol guards from the resort told us they did not want him here. I said what the hell are we suppose to do with him?. We were told to put him back into the water and he will float to Club Amigo and they can hall him back out of the water. The ambulance was called and this man was taken to the hospital. Two of our resort towels that we used as blankets also headed to the hospital with this man.
My WTF moment was the next day when we seen this guy we saved and asked him how he was. He was ungrateful and quite mad with us for calling an ambulance because he missed his flight tour to another part of Cuba because he was in the hospital. I was seeing red by this time and wanted to freak out on the guy, he was already half in the bag again. In the process of saving his life we ditched 2 drinks, 2 cigars, the mans weight ripped the beach mat we put him on, we had to call the hospital and ask for the towels back or we would be charged $20.00 each towel, he scared the heck out of us trying to save him and to top it all off when we finally got our beach towels back they stunk of urine as he peed himself after we dragged him onto the beach.
Now I know why the guards said to float him down to the next resort, lol. My buddy and I refer to this adventure as the day we found a “Real live dead guy”. Go figure … You help save someone life and now you are the “bad guy”.
Freedom Ryder 8-)…