Published: Jul 16, 2012 5:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 16, 2012 6:41 PM EDT

MOORE HAVEN, Fla.- The men who made Swamp Men Season Three famous made their way to Fred Langdale's Moore Haven home Monday.

Jonathan "Cattail" Vazquez and Gus "One Bear" Batista heard Langdale's amazing story of survival and just had to meet him.

Vazquez said, "We would of travelled across the country to meet him."

"We want him to know that we are with him and he is not alone," said Batista.

Fred Langdale said it is what he learned from their show on National Geographic that saved his life while fighting off an alligator last Monday in the Caloosahatchee river.

Langdale said, "If I hadn't been watching I would not be talking to you now. The stuff that stuck helped me. Thank you for doing your show."

The Swamp Men came bearing gifts-including a gator necklace.

Langdale's mom, Felinda, said, "Oh I am glad they are here. It lifted his spirits even more."

The Swamp Men said what the 17-year-old did out in the water that day was impressive.

Batista said, "It is a do or die situation- survival thing. What he did was good. We wish him the best and he is in our thoughts and prayers."

Vazquez said, "He has got a long time friend in us and we wish him a speedy recovery."

Langdale promised the guys a ride in his air boat as soon as get get the OK from his Doctor to go back out on the water again.