A port worker from Beirut was rescued from the ocean 30 hours after an explosion that ripped through the capital city of Lebanon and swept him out to sea.
At least 137 people died, and the blast that shook the capital wounded more than 5,000 people.
Death toll is likely to rise as emergency workers hunt for survivors in the debris.
After a shock wave destroyed building façades, swept furniture out into the streets and shattered windows miles inland, up to 300,000 residents were also homeless, leaving without homes fit to stay in.
Local time on Thursday, Al-Arabiya announced crews were pulling Amin al-Zahed off the ocean-bloodied, but alive.
Pulled from the Mediterranean Sea and admitted to Rafic Hariri University Hospital, the port worker, who had been identified on an Instagram page used to find those missing in the blast.
However, his family has reportedly told Lebanese TV that they were unable to locate him, with hospitals overwhelmed.
The blast is thought to have caused a stockpile of 2,750 tonnes (2,500 tonnes) of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, usually used as an agricultural fertiliser.
Since it was seized from an impounded container ship in 2013, the chemical had been left sitting in a warehouse, without safety measures.
Two days later, about 300,000 people-more than 12 per cent of the population in Beirut-are unable to return home, officials say.
The explosion came at a tense time in Lebanon that has been plagued by coronavirus as has the rest of the world.
The nation is in the midst of an economic crisis, with increasing unemployment, a tank currency, and higher poverty levels than 50%.