When two teens skipped school for a senior skip day at the beach, their adventure turned into a fight for their lives.
Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17 years old, have been friends since fourth grade.
They decided to swim offshore in Vilano Beach but became stranded 2 miles off the coastline for two hours.
The teens started to worry that they might not make it, as they became weak and held each other up as much as they could.
Stranded in the middle of the ocean, two #Florida teens began to pray. A God send, in the form of a boat, the Amen. Their incredible story of survival on @ActionNewsJax tune in at 6:00 pic.twitter.com/RsdS61VMcZ— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) April 30, 2019
“I cried out, 'If you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something.'” Tyler said.
Then, the crew of a boat sailing from South Florida to New Jersey spotted the teens in distress.
“I started swimming towards it. I was like, 'I’m going to get this boat. Just stay here. I’m going to get this boat. We are going to live.'” Heather said.
Their prayers were answered in the form of a boat named The Amen.
The men in the boat brought the teens onboard and brought them safely to shore.
Surviving at sea: Two teens stranded off shore in St. Johns county are saved by a man sailing to New Jersey. Hear their prayers, and you will not believe the name of the boat that saved them. @ActionNewsJax at 6:00 pic.twitter.com/0U209wl2Si— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) April 30, 2019
The teens say they thank God and the men who saved them.
“There’s no other reason, no other explanation in the world other than God,” Tyler said.
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