His fingers trembled as he reached out to grip the cool metal.
His eyes had yet to adjust to the darkness. The faint echo of dripping water filled his ears.
The air, damp and warm, felt as if it were trying to suffocate him. Pale fingers tugged at the collar of his shirt as his chest heaved.
His breathing was increasing by the second. The space seemed to close in on him.
Before he could register what was happening he had blacked out.