This is a partial transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," May 2, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.
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BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Impact" segment tonight: On April 24, 15-year-old Troy Driscoll (search) and his best friend, 17-year-old Josh Long (search), went sailing off Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. Almost immediately, the wind blew them out to sea. And they were lost for six days. Many thought they were dead. But on Saturday, they were spotted more than 100 miles from where their journey began and rescued.
Joining us now from Charleston is Troy Driscoll and his parents Deb Fowler and Tony Driscoll. They are out in front of the hospital, where Troy is being treated.
Troy, when you were floating out to sea and you knew that it was — you know, you were gone, nobody was going to help you, what was going through your mind?
TROY DRISCOLL, SURVIVED SIX DAYS LOST AT SEA: It was quite a panic. I really didn't know what to do. And my friend and I, we were just — it was quite a shock. And our minds were quite blank. And we knew once that we started going that fast, that we were going to have a run for our money.
O'REILLY: Did you panic?
TROY DRISCOLL: Yes, we panicked a lot. A lot went through our minds. And it just really was a big shock to us.
O'REILLY: What did you eat out there?
TROY DRISCOLL: The third day the water was pretty blue because we were offshore a little farther. And I saw little jelly balls floating in the water, so I caught one. And they were a string — they're like a string of them. And I ate one string and went to bed and woke up the next morning and I was fine. So Josh caught more and I ate more. And he didn't eat any of them. He only ate one string. But that's all I really had to eat.
O'REILLY: So you were eating raw jellyfish?
TROY DRISCOLL: That's correct.
O'REILLY: And what were you drinking?
TROY DRISCOLL: I was gargling with saltwater, when you gargle with the — I drank like one or two handfuls of it.
O'REILLY: Because that just makes you thirstier, doesn't it, drinking saltwater?
TROY DRISCOLL: Yes, it does dehydrate you. But it also — we thought of it as putting liquid to our mouths. And it helped the dryness get a little bit of fluid in there. But every time we did that, it got more drier and drier.
TROY DRISCOLL: So I mean, it was wet. And then yet another five minutes later, your tongue was white because of the salt and you're dehydrated.
O'REILLY: Did you think you were going to die?
TROY DRISCOLL: Yes, I did. I asked my friend to kill me one time, even though that sounds crazy, but I thought I was going to die after the -- like the fifth day out there because ships almost hit us. And it was just crazy. You couldn't see land. And nobody was stopping. We had no food or water. And it was — like you had — I had no faith at all thinking that we were going to survive.