In 1991, Michael Proudfoot got stuck alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive before he ran out of air.
In 1991, Michael Proudfoot got stuck alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive before he ran out of air. (Shane Gross/iStock)
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In Too Deep

In 1991, Michael Proudfoot got stuck alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive before he ran out of air.

It could be one of the most incredible, yet perplexing, survival stories of all time: In 1991, a man named Michael Proudfoot was supposedly SCUBA diving on a shipwreck off the coast of Baja, Mexico, when his regulator—or mouthpiece—broke. He was alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive before he would run out of air. The string of bizarre events that take place next seem unreal.

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Outside’s longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will both entertain and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since expanded our show and now offer a range of story formats, including interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, as well as reports from our correspondents in the field.