2 teens stranded in ocean rescued by boat named 'Amen'


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTHR) — Two teenagers' senior skip day turned into a nightmare when they found themselves stranded in the ocean.

Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17, were swimming offshore near a beach in St. Augustine, when a strong current swept them out to sea, Action News Jax reported.

The couple fought waves for two hours before they began to pray for help.

"I cried out, 'If you really have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something,'" Smith told Action News Jax.

That's when they were rescued by a boat named "Amen."

"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,'" Brown said.

The boat's captain, Eric Wagner, pulled the teens to safety and called the Coast Guard.

"The young couple was gracious and grateful to us and to God. It was the latter all along," Wagner said.