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US family find their missing son lost at sea; watch emotional moment

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 January 2023, 14:14 IST
US family find their missing son lost at sea.

A video of a rescue operation in the ocean is being widely shared on the internet and shows an emotional moment when the family of a freediver found him alive in the water.

As maintained by NBC News report, Dylan Gartenmayer, aged 22, went missing at sea for several hours after being caught in the strong Gulf Stream current, giving his family the scare of a lifetime.

Dylan was all by himself in the water, drifting farther and farther from land as a rescue operation was underway.

"I had a bunch of bait floating up around me and everything," Dylan Gartenmayer said. "I knew that there were big fish eating those baits, and there were sharks that were going to be shortly behind them. I was ready to fight the night out, but I'm glad I didn't have to."

Dylan's mother, Tabitha Gartenmayer, and other members of the family got on a boat and went into the sea to look for their son. The emotional reaction of the family has now gone viral after they rescued him from the deep water. On Facebook, Priscilla Gartenmayer, his cousin, described what happened.

Here's the video:

She wrote: "After calling the family together, we hopped on the contender and had the scariest boat ride of our lives out to his last-known coordinates."

“God was definitely on our side because as soon as we stopped running and started looking, we spotted him right away at almost the exact coordinates we were given."

She further added: "That second video was the moment we all laid eyes on him, I can't stop watching it."

The video of Dylan, who has been diving and spearfishing since childhood, is now going viral on almost every social media platforms.

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First published: 24 January 2023, 14:14 IST