A 28 y/o male airlifted to us from Goa, while being on the ventilator, for further management. He had accidentally drowned in an oil well, and lungs were full of oil, because of which he could not breathe. After spending 9 days on the ventilator, he was finally referred for some out-of-the-box solutions. Initial few days were spent on controlling the various infections and stabilizing him, following which a whole lung lavage was planned. As a part of concerted efforts from the intensive care team, pulmonology team and the cardiothoracic team, he was put on ECMO (artificial heart-lung support). While on ECMO, he underwent a whole lung lavage with approximately 25 lts fluid on each side, which lasted nearly 10 hours. Post the lavage and good infection control practices, he was able to be weaned off the ventilator, was discharged in a few days, and got married shortly there-after. He currently leads a healthy lifestyle, back in Goa.