HONOLULU - Stranded in middle of the Pacific, adrift for a week with no communication, and losing hope. Now, Pete Brown is lucky to be alive after being rescued. Saturday night, Brown reunited with his family in Hawaii.

He shares his survival story that you'll see only on KITV4 Island News. Along with his crew, he set sail from Japan to Hawaii, but after hitting rough seas, the mast came dismantled. Later, a big wave rolled them over.

The crew used mirrors to catch the attention of a passing ship, finally getting rescued. The Coast Guard came and they were taken to Hawaii.

Brown says he's grateful to his rescuers and family and friends from Tennessee who had been trying desperately find him. The best part: Reuniting with his wife and son who flew in from Taiwan.