MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Bulgarian man who was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center suffering from 3rd and 4th-degree burns to over 90 percent of his body returned to the hospital Wednesday to reunite with medical personnel who helped save his life.

Around 6 years ago, Nikolai Mitev was airlifted to the hospital after getting severely burned by a boat explosion off the coast of the Cayman Islands.

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Nikolai, a diving instructor in Grand Cayman at the time of the incident, suffered burns to 99 percent of his body.

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He was given a 5% chance of survival, but Nik fought for almost 6 months at the burn ICU. His road to recovery was nearly 2 years due to complications.

Nik and his wife are in town for a week and made the trek simply to visit the hospital and his heroes.

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The hospital honored Nik with a small ceremony for his bravery while at the hospital.

CBSMiami.com Team