Koen was in about 8 feet of water when he saw the piece of wood. His grandfather thought it was just an old stump or a piece of an old dock and tried to move on, but Koen insisted they take a closer look.
“He was on my secondary respirator and I could hear him making noises and pointing to the wood,” Ken Ergle said. “I started fanning the sand off and still wasn’t quite sure what it was.”
Story: Carlos E. Medina, Ocala Star Banner | Photo: Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star Banner