Snorkeler's Near-Drowning Caught on Tape

A head-mounted camera catches the scary moments of a snorkeler overcome by choppy water.
1:35 | 04/23/14

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amazing rescue caught on tape. A snorkeler in rough waters, starting to drown. The snorkeler's camera was running the entire time. And ABC's Matt Gutman has the story. Reporter: It starts out, another day in paradise. A snorkeler wading into the water off Hawaii. His head-mounted camera capturing the breathtaking view. But it's not long before things turn dangerous. Overtaken by choppy waters, listen as the snorkeler starts gasping desperately for air. Suddenly, a savior in the waves. Zach said he was surfing nearby when he noticed the snorkeler was drowning. According to him, he and three other surfers helped the man on to a surfboard before towing him into shore. He was groaning. And barely holding on to his breath. And he was just blue and swollen. And his eyes are basically rolled back in his head. Reporter: Just before the men reached dry land, the snorkeler's camera falls into the ocean. Found two weeks later by a beachgoer. Surfer Sato maintains the snorkeler survived. But so far, he has not come forward to identify himself. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, Miami. Oh, man. Those images are chilling. Okay. Glad he's okay.

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