Brett Archibald will never forget the feeling of doom while watching a charter boat sail away into darkness after he fell overboard in the Indian Ocean while on a trip with friends.
“I’ve got goosebumps just reliving it,” he told TODAY. “And then I lifted my head and just realized, ‘You’re never going to catch a boat.’ And (I) just knew it was over.”
It was the beginning of an odyssey of survival for the then-50-year-old South African father of two, who battled sharks, jellyfish, dehydration and hallucinations while treading water for almost 29 hours.
Archibald …