After a few minutes in the water, the fish stabilized himself, and slowly began to swim toward deeper water. “In my mind, I would like to think that we did our part," Thompson said. "And, hopefully, that fish made it back to where it came from and is still swimming around.”
The brothers hadn’t caught what they were after — but as the oarfish swam away, that didn’t seem to matter so much anymore.
“It was a pretty incredible experience to be able to share with my little brother,” Thompson added. “I'll never forget that moment.”