The Big Wave

Jan (in the middle), Jan’s father Volker (right), stepmother Sabine (second on the right), sister Thea (on the left). Me (Jan’s girlfriend) taking this photo on the 3rd vacation day in Cape Verde, Sao Vicente island. Same day all of our lifes changed direction which we would never choose on our own.

That day in the evening we decided to go for swimming in the ocean close to our hotel. The second wave hit us strongly and i touched the bottom of the ground with my head. I thought its dangerous. I thought, i will say this to others. But i couldn’t find Jan. He was floating with his face down and not moving. I thought that its a very bad joke from Jan and screamed him to stop doing this. My brain didn’t except that something wrong could happen. Thea rushed to Jan and turned him. I saw his face and scared eyes. Jan was alive and we rushed to take him out from the water.

Ambulance came and then we started our journey through the hospitals.

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