Going on an adventure during a vacation always sounds like a fun time. However, if you’re not careful your vacation of your dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. When two friends decided to venture out to Bali, they were expecting to have the adventure of a lifetime. Instead, they ended up in quite a dangerous situation. You won’t believe how they got themselves out of it…
20. Travel Lover
Mikey Lythcott is a travel lover and he has been all around the world. So far, Mikey has been 54 different countries and he is also extremely active on social media about it! He loves to share all of his travel photos and stories so that all of his friends around the world can keep up with him.
19. New Friends
Back in February of 2018, Mikey had been traveling through Thailand when he met Stacey Eno. The two of them quickly became friends and decided to stay in contact. They decided that they would meet up once again in Bali, Indonesia so that they could hang out and explore. This would be Mikey’s 55th country visited.
At the time, Mikey had been living in Lisbon, Portugal as an expatriate. Living abroad in various different countries had just become the norm for Mikey. His followers especially loved to keep up with him and enjoyed seeing him go off on his various adventures.
Soon enough, his Indonesia trip was approaching and Mikey began to get prepared for it. He alerted all of his social media followers to his new destination as well. Everyone was looking forward to keeping up with Mikey on the trip. However, no one, especially not Mikey, had any idea what the trip would have in store.
On August 22nd, 2018, Mikey landed in Indonesia. He was in the town of Ubud on the island of Bali when he finally reunited with his pal, Stacey. They both decided that it would be fun to travel around the city on a scooter. However, they had no idea what was waiting for them!
15. Zooming Around
Since one scooter could hold the two of them, they decided to just rent out one and begin to explore through the mountains of Bali. The two of them explored around on their scooter for the next 7 hours. They were having a blast traveling through the mountains and exploring the city.
14. Hitting The Brake
As the pair were traveling up a road, they began to come across an extremely wooded area. However, Mikey tried his best to slow down and approach the sharp corners with ease. Still, that didn’t seem to help and the scooter wouldn’t slow down as they came across a particularly sharp turn.
13. Flying Off
As the two of them approached the sharp turn, Mikey tried his best to slow the scooter down. Unfortunately, the scooter didn’t slow and the two of them were sent flying off into the woods in Indonesia. When Mikey finally regained consciousness he had no idea where he was.
12. In Pain
Mikey slowly began to regain consciousness and he realized that he was missing both his glasses and his helmet. As he felt around he began to feel a horrible pain in his wrist. That’s when he realized that not only couldn’t he move his wrist, but his entire body was in pain.
11. Calling Out
Without his glasses Mikey couldn’t see much. As he looked into the darkness he began to call out for Stacey. Stacey, however, didn’t respond. In fact, she was nowhere to be found.
10. Calling Back
However, Mikey refused to give up and he continued to call out to Stacey. Eventually Stacey called back and Mikey was relieved to hear her voice. She was alive but she was also in a lot of pain and couldn’t really move. The worst part, however, was that they were both on an incredibly steep incline.
9. No Witnesses
It was obvious to the two of them that nobody had seen their accident. They also realized that it was getting dark and that they both could hardly move. That’s when they also began to heard the loud roar of rushing water…
8. Cell Phone
Mikey immediately began to think the worst about the situation. It was at that moment that Mikey reached into his pocket and felt for his cellphone. He quickly turned on his international roaming to see if his phone could pick up a signal.
7. Facebook Post
Eventually Mikey’s phone picked up on a signal and he quickly logged into Facebook. He wrote a post that read, “Help. In Danger. Call Police.” Mikey then geotagged the post to where he and Stacey were. The two of them hoped that someone would come and help them.
6. Red Flag
At first, many of Mikey’s Facebook friends thought that the post was a joke or that his account had been hacked. However, since he was always incredibly active on Facebook his friend, Aimee Sparks, immediately grew concerned.
5. Real Emergency
Aimee was concerned and so she decided to reach out to Mikey on Facebook. She quickly realized that Facebook had a call option and so she decided to give it a try. Mikey immediately picked up the phone and he explained to Aimee the grave situation that he and Stacey were in.
4. Pin Drop
Aimee told Mikey to drop a pin location so that all of his Facebook friends could work together to locate him and Stacey. Finally, he was able to and all of his friends began to work hard to locate them. Eventually they did and a group of people finally found the two of them and brought them out of the woods and into safety.
3. The Hospital
The pair were brought to the hospital where they were immediately treated for all of their injuries. Mikey had operations on his skull, wrist, and abdomen, and the doctors had to re-inflate his lungs. Stacey had less traumatic injuries but she did fracture her cheekbones and nose.
Both Stacey and Mikey feel lucky to still be alive. If Mikey hadn’t been able to send out a message on his Facebook who knows what would have happened to this duo? This could have been the last trip either of them ever took.
1. Good Friends
Thanks to his many good friends on social media, Mikey was able to get the help that he needed. It seems that once again, social media has proven to be quite a useful tool in dire circumstances! Now Mikey and Stacey are both doing better and still continuing to travel.