I Should Have Been Dead 3 Years Ago…

Posted by Kimball Roundy | 41 Degrees | Monday 9 November 2009 3:19 am

So, it’s November 8th 2009. 3 years ago, according to all the laws of Science, I should have died. My Brother did, his wife did, but for a number of reasons that I’m not going to get into in this post, God decided to keep me alive…

It was November 8th 2006, my brother, his wife, our friend Mike and myself decided to take one last trip up to Strawberry Reservoir, a high mountain lake that has some of the best fishing in Utah. It was early November and for those of you who don’t live hear generally means that it was COLD! And it was. This was our last opportunity to take a trip up to Strawberry because there was a huge snow storm that was supposed to be rolling in that night, and the lake would likely be beginning to freeze over within a week or two.

Our Trip started out great, the skies were clear, the air was crisp, the water was smooth as glass and the prospect of catching a lot of fish seemed promising….

That’s the start of the story, and to keep this blog post short, I’ll skip ahead to the part about why I should be dead.

About 4 hours after the trip started, we were out in the very middle of the lake, about 2.5 miles away from the closest shoreline. It was around 11:30 in the afternoon, the fishing had been amazing, so amazing that we did not notice that the wind had picked up, and that the increased wind had began to create white cap waves… By the time I noticed, it was far too late. Water had begun splashing over the bow of the boat, filling the front of the boat with water. With each wave that dumped more water in the boat, the front of the boat sank more and more. Before we knew it, or could do anything about it, the boat just sank…

The Water was 41 Degrees, The Shore was 2.5 miles away, the waves that had just sunk the boat were beating on us, making it nearly impossible to swim… And scariest of all (fortunately for me I did not know it at the time, unfortunately for my brother, he did) in 41 degree water, you are dead if you don’t make it out within 30 Minutes…….

If you want to hear the rest of the story, as I described in in a Video presentation I did last year. Check out “My Name is Kimball Roundy and I Should Be Dead” Now.

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My Name Is Kimball Roundy, and I should be Dead…

Posted by Kimball Roundy | 41 Degrees | Thursday 5 March 2009 12:34 am

It is true, according to all the laws of science I have been able to find on the subject, I quite literally should be dead.

On November 8th 2006 I was in a fatal boating accident on Strawberry Reservoir in the high mountains of Utah.   As a result of our small fishing boat sinking my brother Steven Roundy, his Wife Catheryn Roundy, our friend Mike New and I were thrust down into the shockingly frigid 41 degree water.

Ultimately, my Brother Steven and his wife Catheryn Passed away while Mike and I made it out of the lake by swimming in the 41 degree water for 2 and a half hours.  All the research I have been able to find says that we should have both been dead at about 30 minutes…

This was by far, the most empowering experience of my life. I have gained tremendous personal power from the things I have learned as a result of fighting and making the CHOICE to make it out of that lake. Below you will see the 4 part video of what happened, and what I have learned from it that has been a driving force for me to accomplish what I have been able to accomplish.

I hope you enjoy the videos and take away some inspiration from what I have to say.

If you would like to view the news reports about the experience visit them below:

Kimball Roundy Strawberry Reservoir Accident

Kimball Roundy Survives Boating Accident

Another Article about the search

Many other bodies were found in the search

More searching, another body

Now, for the 4 part video presentation about what happened,

and more importantly what I have learned from it.


Kimball Roundy Should Be Dead Part 1

Kimball Roundy Should Be Dead Part 2

Kimball Roundy Should Be Dead Part 3

Kimball Roundy Should Be Dead Part 4

Thanks for taking the time to read/watch this.  I hope it helped you in some way.


Kimball Roundy