Ellie Martin, 8, of Arlington, Va., at Madaket Beach, Nantucket Island, just before sunset, Aug. 31, 2010 --
"We got to jump off the lifeguard chair, and it was really fun. I felt like I was flying but I was really just going down. I saw lots of things -- the clouds and the ocean and the sun. It looked pinkish -- just like a glow stick. I think I might be a lifeguard when I grow up. I think that might be fun. I like really tall heights. You get the really tall chair. But the ocean is really salty. The water gets in my mouth and I have to spit it out. That's really gross. I start the third grade on Tuesday so this probably was my last jump."
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