"One came close enough that I could have hit it with a stone, but it went right on by," Davis says. Soon, Davis's legs were numb from the rope saddle, so he began to alternate positions, sliding down into the water and putting it around his arms until that began to hurt too much, then going back to sitting. "I could see airliners going out of Orlando airport. I could see the light in the sky from Disney World. Life was going on and I was out there alone in the dark," says Davis. "It wasn't a good feeling. Then I got to thinking about my grandson, who is just eighteen months old, and how I wanted to teach him to fish, and I just refused to give up."