He had been trying to ride out the incoming storm on his boat on a river in Palm Beach on Saturday (9 September) but when the anchor broke he kitted up and took to the water in a bid to make it to safety.

The diver reached dry land, but in the choppy conditions and in his weakened state it took the help of two passers-by to rescue him from the water.

A video taken from a nearby apartment showed him clinging onto a rope as the two men pulled him along in search of a place where he could exit safely.

Riviera Beach Fire Rescue later arrived to help and stated that the diver had been taken to a shelter, none the worse for his experience.

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