Elderly scuba diver rescued after becoming disoriented

MIAMI (WFLX) - An elderly Florida man is lucky to be alive after being rescued off the coast of Miami in a diving trip went wrong.

Eighty-five-year-old Joe Amick had not resurfaced for about an hour, and his son began to worry and made a distress call.

Miami Beach Fire Rescue says Amick tried to manually inflate his vest but had issues with it. He was able to resurface, but hehad drifted so far away from his boat, he became disoriented.

Several rescue agencies spotted him and pulled him out of the water.

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