The waves crashed against the side of the boat, rocking it from side to side as a thundering rain poured down from the heavens. The deck was no longer safe to stand on; the wooden panels slick with a combination of rain and seawater. The boat jolted towards the left and he found himself slamming into the rails with a loud groan. He felt his foot slip and his hands wildly grasped for something, anything he could hold onto to stabilize himself. There was none. With a loud cry, he tumbled overboard and sank into the murky, churning waters below.