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Woman Swimming in a River Dies After Contracting A Rare Infection

She loved water sports, but a swim at the Colorado River resulted to her death.

The great outdoors is filled with mysterious and interesting things that many adventure seekers would love to explore. But some can be deadly and may be the result of an individual’s untimely death.

Kelsey McClain enjoyed the outdoors so much and on her 24th birthday, she went to a resort called Fisher’s Landing at the Colorado River. There she spent days enjoying the waters and engaging in water sports. When she returned home, that’s when pains and aches started.

She experienced a pounding headache and the pain would grow more intense. She could barely turn her head without feeling extreme aching. Doctors were puzzled at the symptoms she’s been feeling, but they first suspected that she may have contracted bacterial meningitis.

Kelsey enjoyed the outdoors and loved water sports, but a swim at the Colorado River on her birthday resulted to her death.

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After given various antibiotics and other appropriate treatments, McClain had a seizure. Nurses rushed to her and checked her eyes and discovered they were fully dilated. Then she was pronounced dead.

Her organs were supposed to be donated but doctors had to have her spinal fluid checked first at a laboratory in University of California, San Diego. It was then discovered that her spinal fluid had Naegleria fowleri. Her organs can no longer be donated.

The culprit – Naegleria fowleri, a rare parasitic amoeba that enters through your nose and attacks your brain.

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N. fowleri is a rare amoeba that thrives in freshwater rivers, lakes, hot springs and even in unchlorinated pools. They make their way to the brain through the nose.

Shirley Bush, who is a partner at the resort, said that she hadn’t heard about the disease until McClain fell ill. Since then, the resort has posted warning signs about swimming along the river. They even sell swimmer’s nose clips, which CDC says is one of the ways to prevent Naegleria infection.

McClain’s mother, Jennifer, is devastated but she is now on a mission to warn others about this deadly disease.

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British YouTuber Builds First Real, Floating Hoverbike From His Garage

Unlike commercially-sold hoverboards, this homemade hoverbike really hovers!

The name Colin Furze may ring a bell for those who frequently check out our site. If you can remember, we featured this YouTube madman a few months back because of his awesome post-apocalyptic bunker. Located underground, the bunker had a party area, a flat screen TV, some gaming consoles, a drum kit, and several weapons. Needless to say, it was the ultimate man cave.

Now Colin is back with a crazy new invention – a real, floating hoverbike.

British YouTuber Colin Furze just made a floating hoverbike from his garage.

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Farmer Makes Horrific Discovery After Rescuing A Looter Who Fell Into A Cave

None of the remains found belonged to children from the area.

In 2006, a Belizean farmer in Cayo District heard screams coming from a looter, who was out to hunt for artifacts into this cave.

Apparently, the looter fell off from the rope he was holding on to and the farmer rushed to his help.

There were different versions of the stories mentioned above, but one thing was certain – the looter was rescued by a farmer, who then discovered that within that cave are thousands of smashed up human bones....

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This Unexplainable Underwater Discovery Might Be A Solid Proof of UFOs

Wait, is that the Millennium Falcon or something?

The ocean, as they say, is full of wonder and mystery.

This has once again been proven true with the discovery of the so-called Baltic Sea Anomaly.

Discovered on June 2011 by “Ocean X,” a team of Swedish divers, the Baltic Sea Anomaly is a circular rock-like formation found on the floor of the northern Baltic Sea at the center of the Bothnian Sea. According to the group, they were looking for an old shipwreck but were instead astonished with what they found. ...

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