Cruise ship passenger who treaded water for 20 hours

After plunging into the Gulf of Mexico, the Carnival cruise ship passenger said in a Friday interview that he never believed "this is it."

"I wanted to visit my family and leave. I couldn't accept this "According to ABC News' James Micheal Grimes. "29. Not yet. It's not happening."

"My life had a higher purpose, I thought. Now, I'm certain I'm destined to do something on Earth "Furthermore,

Grimes disappeared around 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving night after leaving a bar to use the restroom on a five-day journey to Cozumel, Mexico.

He recalls waking up in the ocean with the cruise ship nowhere in sight. He claimed to have forgotten how he overstepped.

He told himself, "You're living for a reason."

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