The North Shore of Hawaii is not a place to be taken lightly, as this video will show. Luke Kennedy, editor of surf magazine Tracks, was out surfing Sunset Beach in Hawaii when he wiped out and his board stabbed him in the throat.

“I couldn’t breathe or talk. I signalled frantically to a bodyboarder, who by now was clambering up the beach in his flippers. Sighting the blood pouring from my neck he bolted down to the shorebreak and dragged me up the beach, where I collapsed on my knees,” Kennedy told The Sun Herald.

“Unable to breathe, I fully anticipated the moment where I would black out and hopefully make a painless exit from the world. Fortunately it didn’t play out that way.”