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Adventurer Davey du Plessis on His Near-Death Experience in the Amazon

In late August, adventurer Davey du Plessis was two months into a 4,000-mile source-to-sea expedition down the Amazon when he was shot several times. He was hit in the back, face, neck, and leg. The men who shot him were coming after him, and his voice was gone courtesy of gunshot that penetrated his throat. He escaped and made it to a hospital via help from a string of locals and a beer company that paid for a medical evacuation flight. We told the story of the South African's escape and recovery via Facebook posts left by du Plessis' mom, who frantically asked for aid and advice as she tried to reach and help her son in Peru. This video is the other side of his story, told in matter-of-fact, life-or-death detail by du Plessis himself. Watch it.

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