An elderly man was just trying to get to Staten Island University Hospital in New York City when he decided to take what he thought was a shortcut through a marsh. Mistaking it for solid ground, the 83-year-old tried to cut through but instead ended up sinking in. "States he's next to the parking garage area. States he's sinking. States the water is up to his neck," a dispatcher can be heard saying after he called for help. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer reveals the one thing that he believes saved his life.