The driver of James Bond's Aston Martin sportscar which was plunged into an Italian lake is grateful "to be alive".
Fraser Dunn, 29, was delivering the one-of-a-kind vehicle to the set of Quantum of Solace when it skidded off a narrow road in torrential rain, and plunged into Italy's Lake Garda on Saturday (19Apr08).
And Dunn, who escaped with minor cuts and bruises, admits he feared for his life.
He says, "I'm doing very well considering what happened but I was very, very lucky.
"I do feel lucky to be alive because I was knocked out by the force of the impact and when I came to the car was at the bottom of the lake - I have been told it was 150ft down.
"The whole thing was a bit James Bond like - I just kicked out of the car and swam to the surface - my lungs felt as if they were going to explode and my chest still hurts now.
"Apart from a few bruises I am fine and I hope to be out of hospital within a day or so. It's actually very embarrassing and I'd like to try and forget the whole thing."