'Folks need to know what really happens instead of what they see in movies'

'Folks need to know what really happens instead of what they see in movies' »Play Video
It's a terrifying scenario that unfolds approximately 1,500 times a year across the nation.

But it's also one where you can increase the odds of survival.

Corporal Brent Dell is a water survival instructor who teaches cadet's how to rescue a victim, and how to escape if it happens to them.

Dell placed KOMO reporter Mark Miller in a submerged vehicle to show how having a plan and keeping your cool can mean the difference between life and death.