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Teens Helplessly Stranded At Sea Pray To Be Rescued, Boat Named 'AMEN' Saves Their Lives!

Teens Helplessly Stranded At Sea Pray To Be Rescued, Boat Named 'AMEN' Saves Their Lives!

The unexpected ocean current pulled them far into the sea rendering them helpless. After being stranded in the sea for a little over an hour, a boat named 'Amen' chanced upon them and saved their dear life.

Two Florida-based teenagers, Tyler Smith, and Heather Brown found themselves in a world of trouble when they went out for a swim before the Easter weekend. The unexpected ocean current pulled them far into the sea rendering them helpless. During this time of distress, all they did was pray to God and lucky for them they were answered. After being stranded in the sea for a little over an hour, a boat named 'Amen' chanced upon them and saved their dear life.



 

On April 18, Tyler and Heather accompanied by a couple of other classmates from Christ's Church Academy had arrived at the Vilano Beach to celebrate their senior skip day. During an interview with CBS News Smith and Brown confessed how they decided to swim towards an island from a distance. Despite the absence of any lifeguards in that remote beach area, they carelessly set out for their destination.



 

They also tried to swim towards a red buoy which appeared to be a few dozen yards away but as they swam towards it the distance seemed never-ending. Changing their path Smith decided to aim for the St. Augustine Lighthouse which was relatively closer to the coastline. Unfortunately, the wind made it impossible to do so. "We started to realize we were getting further away from the lighthouse rather than getting closer. That's when we started to freak out," Smith added.



 

Describing the harsh nature of the wind Brown said, "This current pushed us so far we couldn't do it. At that point, we knew were in trouble." As time passed, floating on the water surface solo proved to be exhausting. This is when they decided to hold onto each other which could possibly help them stay on for a bit longer. Talking about the fear that set in Brown said, "If we kept swimming, we would have drowned."



 

All they could do at that moment was to pray for their lives. "When we linked arms, honestly cried out to God, 'If you're out there, please send something to save us," said Smith. Fortunately, their prayers were answered by the arrival of a boat that was traveling from South Florida to New Jersey. Counting their lucky stars Brown said, "It came out of nowhere. When I saw it, I knew we were getting out of here." She couldn't help but think that "God is real." 



 

After the crew members spotted the two floating amidst the water (for over half an hour) they quickly hauled them onto their boat and also provided them blankets to warm their bodies up. Captain Eric Wagner had a surprise in store for them. He revealed to the two of them that the boat was named 'Amen'. Recently, on Thursday, which was the first time since their encounter with the captain at sea, the two of them video-called him. Smith said Wagner felt "God sent him there." 

"They weren't even supposed to there," Smith said of the boat. "The ocean was really bad that day. The water was really choppy but he and his crew decided to wait it out." The teens are unconditionally grateful to god and to Wagner for saving their lives, especially since graduation is only weeks away and they have a future ahead of them. "They weren't even supposed to there," Smith said of the boat. "The ocean was really bad that day. The water was really choppy but he and his crew decided to wait it out." 



 

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