Chiefs of Santaluces: Kervin Smith


Santiago Rivera, Staff Writer

“I went white water rafting with my friends up in Georgia. Then we went up on a rock where we were going to jump off. Initially I wasn’t going up with my friends. But then I thought to myself, ‘when will I ever be in white water rafting Georgia again?’ So I jumped; the first time was lame because I tried to play it safe.  And on our third time the instructor was like ‘do a trick!’ So I tried to do a back flip and it didn’t work. Everyone was having fun while I was over there dying in the middle of the river. So I started swimming for my life but I wasn’t moving at all.  Finally my friend stuck out his hand, it was like the hand of Jesus. Then we went tubing in a lazy river. You know, I’m kind of heavy so I’m sinking and all of that. I took my shoes into the river. That was a mistake because my tube flipped over and my shoes got stuck to my life jacket, which was off, so I was drowning underwater while my shoes where on top floating with the life jacket. I thought I was going to die. So I untied my shoes and set myself free. And to this day my shoes are floating in that river.”