By SHERYL H. BOLDT
The rain pounded my windshield. Suddenly, my car hydroplaned and skidded off the road into the swelling pond. I was terrified as my car filled up with water.
I couldn’t get the windows down so I pounded on the glass, but to no avail. The water quickly covered my mouth, then my nose. I desperately needed air. Just a few minutes ago, I took air for granted; now it was all I could think about. Indeed, it was vital that I get some air – quickly.