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Arizona Hiker Who Was Trapped in Quicksand for 11 Hours Before Being Rescued Speaks Out

Arizona Hiker Who Was Trapped in Quicksand for 11 Hours Before Being Rescued Speaks Out

Ryan Osmun and Jessika McNeill were on a remote trail at Utah’s Zion National Park with no cell phone service on Saturday when tragedy struck.

Osmun and McNeill had been hiking a trail known as the Subway for about three hours when McNeill tripped and fell into quicksand that was submerged in water, according to ABC News. The incident occurred during a snowstorm, with temperatures at the park sinking to just 17 degrees that day, according to The Weather Channel.

As he successfully pulled McNeill out, Osmun, who is from Arizona, noticed that his right leg became caught in the quicksand, too, ABC reported.

“There was no chance of moving it at all. The sand had surrounded the whole leg and I couldn’t move it,” he recalled to CBS News. “The best way to describe it would be … standing in a huge puddle of concrete — that basically dries instantly.”

After McNeill unsuccessfully tried to dig him out, Osmun told her to leave him and look for help, the couple recalled to ABC. With that, McNeill said she didn’t know if she’d ever see her boyfriend again.

“I knew the only way to save his life was to leave him, but I didn’t know if he had the time left,” she told the site. “It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do, the scariest thing I had to do.”

As for Osmun, he told ABC he was most concerned for his girlfriend: “I just hoped the best for her, honestly, because I didn’t feel like I was going to make it out.”

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McNeill, who was later diagnosed with hypothermia, hiked for about three hours before finding help, according CBS. When McNeill reached rescue crews, it took them several hours to find Osmun, KUTV reported. They worked for two hours and freed Osmun Sunday night, according to the station.

Due to the late hour, rescue crews spent the night with him in the cold weather. Four inches of snow fell in the area that night, KUTV reported.

“The water was so cold, I thought I was going to lose my leg,” Osmun told ABC. “I was in the water for 11 hours total. There were two snowstorms while I was waiting, just sitting in the water. It was just pouring snow.”

Utah Department of Public Safety officials shared footage of

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/ryan-osmun-quicksand-utah-park-leg/

Avatar 2 James Cameron Reveals Story Revolves Around Marital Dispute Between Jake and Neytiri

Avatar 2 James Cameron Reveals Story Revolves Around Marital Dispute Between Jake and Neytiri

Avatar 2 is going to get real personal.

While the plot for the highly-anticipated sequel to the record-breaking 2009 blockbuster remains largely under wraps, director and writer James Cameron gave a few tidbits about what to expect in a new interview. Cameron revealed the sequel takes plays a few years after the original left off and Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are still together and have an 8-year-old daughter.

And the director said that one “critical” scene is about an argument between the two main stars that is witnessed by their daughter.

“There’s a three-page argument scene between Jake and Neytiri, a marital dispute, very, very critical to the storyline,” Cameron, 64, told Empire. “I wound up shooting it all from the point of view of the eight-year-old hiding under the structure and peeking in.”

Cameron has been talking more and more about the sequel, which reunites him with Titanic star Kate Winslet. The director revealed the Oscar-winning actress, 43, “was a phenomenal collaborator and just so gung-ho” about preparing for her role as Ronal, a free-diving member of the Pandoran race, in Avatar 2.

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The film required underwater scenes that Winslet had to prep for, Cameron told Vulture.

“She was really excited about doing the water work and at her peak, I think she held her breath for seven-and-a-half minutes – not during the scene but just during the training,” he said. “She was regularly doing two-or-three minute scenes, underwater acting and swimming.”

Cameron added, “She truly embraced the physicality of the character.”

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“She was a dream to work with — not the pain in the a— that she was the first time,” he joked. “No, she was a dream on Titanic as well.”

Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters Dec. 2020.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/james-cameron-critical-avatar-2-scene-marital-dispute/

Former NFL Player Is Fatally Shot in Dispute with Neighbor Over a Parking Space

Former NFL Player Is Fatally Shot in Dispute with Neighbor Over a Parking Space

A former NFL player was fatally shot during a dispute with a neighbor over a parking space, PEOPLE confirms.

Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, 46, died Monday after being shot Sunday, the Arapaho County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado announced.

Cunningham played for the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 as a defensive back after starring at the University of Colorado.

Marcus Johnson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting, according to Deborah Sherman, Public Affairs Manager for the sheriff’s office.

According to Sherman, the sheriff’s office got a call at about 9:20 a.m. that there was a man on the ground who was bleeding in front of Eaglecrest High School in Aurora.

Johnson then contacted authorities and allegedly told them he’d shot his neighbor. The two live across the street from each other in Aurora, says Sherman.

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Johnson allegedly said he and Cunningham got into a physical fight over a parking space and continued to argue over text before deciding to “settle it” at the school, which was not in session and is very close to their homes, Sherman says.

During that encounter, in the driveway leading to the school, Johnson allegedly shot Cunningham multiple times, Sherman says. Cunningham died the next day.

Cunningham worked as an assistant principal in the Aurora Public Schools.

A statement from the school district obtained by PEOPLE says, “We are deeply saddened to learn that one of our assistant principals, Anthony (TJ) Cunningham, passed away yesterday. Our thought and prayers are with them during this tragic time.”

Johnson is currently in the Arapahoe County Jail, according to online records.

His arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney.

Read more: https://people.com/crime/tj-cunningham-former-nfl-player-fatally-shot-parking-space-fight/

Victorias Secret Is Bringing Back Swimwear Just in Time for Spring Break Heres a Sneak Peek

Victorias Secret Is Bringing Back Swimwear Just in Time for Spring Break Heres a Sneak Peek

After a three-year hiatus, Victoria’s Secret is re-launching its popular swimwear line. And we finally have a first look at what’s in store.

The brand announced on Tuesday that a curated swim collection will drop on VictoriasSecret.com in March featuring a mix of in-house label exclusives, plus other “sexy suits from the world’s best swimwear brands.”

Victoria’s Secret also gave a sneak peek at some of the new styles, modeled by veteran Angels Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes and Romee Strijd (see photo above). And, so far, the bikinis look very on-brand for the lingerie giant thanks to skimpy silhouettes and daring prints. (Expect to see them all over your Instagram feeds as Spring Break season approaches.)

Victoria’s Secret discontinued its swimwear line in spring 2016 at the same time as its popular catalogue, which resulted in a negative impact on sales.

The decision to bring swim back into the retail fold comes after tumultuous few years of restructuring, sales decline and growing backlash about the lack of inclusivity at the brand.

Last November, L Brands, the parent company that owns Victoria’s Secret, announced John Mehas as the new chief executive of the brand. He replaced former CEO Jan Singer in early 2019, who resigned after two years with the brand.

And following the taping of its annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Ed Razek, the Chief Marketing Officer of L Brands said in an interview with Vogue that the brand would not hire trans or curvy models because they did not fit into the “fantasy” of the show.

While the question of diversity on the runway still looms, the brand seems to be focused on profitable line increases in 2019, as they also plan to release eyewear and footwear along with the swim capsule.

And Victoria’s Secret PINK is continuing to champion female empowerment, with the launch of its first-ever GRL PWR PROJECT. The campaign is focused on “equipping young with the resources to make their dreams a reality” through a scholarship program.

Women between the ages of 18-25, who are “leaders, trendsetters and go-getters in their communities” are encouraged to submit a video now through February 28th which shares how they hope to empower those around them. Twenty applicants will

Read more: https://people.com/style/victorias-secret-is-bringing-back-swimwear-just-in-time-for-spring-break-heres-a-sneak-peek/

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