Nick thinks getting seasick eventually helped keep him alive. "Getting sick that day had definitely saved my life, particularly with that jacket," he says. "Even though it was wet and cold, it insulated me."

Above all, Nick says Will's friendship kept him going. "Actually, Will had borrowed [the jacket] a couple weekends before, and I'd finally gotten it back that weekend," he says. "Of course, Will. Doing the things he did—the jacket and the Gatorade and the pretzels [kept me alive]."


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