Fishing boat barrels over man on jet ski at full speed

The man, who was on vacation with his family in the Caribbean, was left bleeding and unconscious and says he’s lucky to be alive.
1:20 | 01/20/20

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after a collision on the water. A man on a jet ski slammed by a passing boat, knocked unconscious into the sea. Here's ABC's Trevor Ault. Reporter: Tonight, the terrifying collision caught on camera. A fishing boat barreling over a man on a jet ski at full speed. I knew that there was gonna be an impact, that it was unavoidable. And my last memory when I lose consciousness, is about five feet out right before impact. Reporter: Mike Higbee was on vacation with his family in the caribbean. That violent crash leaving him bleeding and unconscious, face down in the water, but a nearby deckhand rushing to the rescue. This kid, Ryan, amazing. He jumped in and jumped in the water, didn't hesitate and did everything he could. Reporter: Ryan Rivenburgh was working on a yacht docked nearby. I took my phone out, threw the hat off and dove down in the water. Reporter: He jumped on a jet ski of his own, racing over to help pull Higbee to shore. A couple people I remember seeing had thought that we were fishing out a nonliving person. Reporter: Higbee was in shock but survived. He thanked Ryan for his life-saving response. It's sort of fun to think a guy, a kid half my age saved my life. He's my -- he's my hero. Reporter: Higbee's condition will take months, but he says he's lucky to be alive. Tom? Trevor, thank you.

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