He clung to a buoy off the coast of Sussex - for several hours before being rescued by lifeguards.
Tonight, the sole survivor of a fishing boat tragedy has been speaking about the terrible events that led to the death of his three friends.
45 year old Elvis Cojocariu says their boat sank so quickly there was no time to put on lifejackets.
As Richard Slee reports.
Richard spoke to survivor Elvis Cojocariu.