Source: Fiji Times Online 
September 2, 2013
THE sun beat down on Florida's Canaveral National Seashore, a quiet beach untouched by condos or civilisation - just the way Debbie Salamone liked it.
The then-38-year-old, who lived on the coast as a teenager, waded into the water one August afternoon in 2004, floating on her back and jumping in the swells with a friend who enjoyed the waves nearby.
"I've always loved the feeling of the sea, there's just some kind of energy that makes you feel so in tune with nature," she said.
That is, until a rare event changed her life - and love of the ocean - forever.
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