Wills-King was swimming 200 feet away from shore, and the man was an additional 25 feet away. Fearing that the man was a victim of a shark attack, Wills-King swam over to him and asked if he required any help or assistance.
"I kept saying, 'Sir,are you OK?' He was completely unresponsive."
Wills-King then noticed the man had been injured with a gash on his head and took immediate action by seizing him and holding him above the surf. At the shore, after calling for help and getting him into an ambulance, a crowd of people amassed and praised Wills-King for his initiative. Wills-King then went back into the water as if the whole incident never happened.
"I just went on with my life,” he said, "You've got to get back to life."