Yep, when I saw this thread on whiteblaze I watched the video. When he says 'I knew he was dead' my heart dropped and I was thinking 'oh my god his friend died' then he said the guy wasn't dead and that he never died...I was honestly a little ticked off. That is WAYYYYY over the top to say 'I looked over and knew my friend was dead'. Give me a break!
I wonder what his friend thinks about him saying that, saying that he had given up and was ready to die. I don't remember him saying the friend said that. I would be hesitant to make the claim that someone had given up and was ready to die unless they had plainly told me that is how they felt/were thinking at the time. That is a pretty serious claim to make.
Also I never understood, nor did I feel like there was an explanation given as to the logic in wearing chest waders on a canoe trip. I think it is pretty common knowledge that chest waders are like lead weights and dangerous if you fall in the water. If they were needed for the hike I can't imagine why anyone would put them on for the boat trip.
I appreciate that the guy made the video and is admitting the mistakes that were made to maybe prevent a similar situation in the future but dude needs to re-shoot that video, do it in about 1/5th of the time and remove the massive over dramatization, only include facts.