Nick says he tried to use their cell phones to call for help. "I'm sitting there trying to make calls or texts, and all it says was 'Connecting, connecting, connecting,'" he says. "There's no service. That was very, very frustrating. That's definitely an understatement."

As the men drifted in open sea, Nick says they became quiet. "We were all freezing and exhausted," he says. "Facing the possibility that we would all die left us almost with a guilty feeling about things we had left undone."

Nick says they talked about their families and what they would change in their lives. "[I was] thinking about my family and things I would change," he says. "Will had mentioned stuff about being closer to his brother, Blake. Marquis just talked about how much he loved [his family] and Delaney, his little girl."


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