Watch Amazing Rescue: Fisherman Adrift for More Than 30 Hours After Boat Sinks

Life jacket keeps 37-year-old Joey Trevino afloat until Coast Guard rappels into a tropical storm to rescue him.
1:21 | 09/15/14

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Finally, all alone in the ocean, bobbing with only a life vest. ABC's David Wright with the incredible rescue. Reporter: As tropical storms now pound the gulf of Mexico, watch this. Grainy footage of a coast guard diver rappelling down to 37-year-old joey Trevino of San Antonio, Texas. A fisherman adrift, more than 30 hours on the open water, after his boat got swamped in high waves. We drifted almost 50 miles, well, I did, but I saw ships, so, I swam to the ships. We can hear your voice is horse. Because you were calling out so much? Reporter: I was screaming and yelling for somebody to call the coast guard. Reporter: He had drifted miles from his uncle and two friends who were also in the water. The crew of this oil tanker finally spotting him and alerting the coast guard. When I got into the helicopter, I asked them if they found my uncle, right away, they responded, yes. Reporter: Today, joey Trevino is grateful. Your prayers were answered. Yes. Reporter: All four of you alive. Yes. Yes. We have so much to be thankful for. Reporter: A fisherman, lucky to be alive. David Wright, ABC news, los Angeles.

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