A couple of minutes later, four guys appeared. That was the scariest point because they were so close to me but couldn’t help. One started walking into the lake, but his friend pulled him back—he didn’t want the same thing to happen to him. I’d been in the water almost an hour, and I said I was going into shock. They tied their deer drags together, attached a log, and slid it out to me. I put my arm around it, and they pulled me out. On shore, I lost consciousness.