Florida Teens Stranded at Sea Call Out to God, Rescued by Capitan of Ship Called 'The Amen'
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2019 May 03
Two Florida teens are thanking God for their lives for being rescued after they were stranded at sea.
According to CBN News, Tyler Smith and Heather Brown were spending the day swimming at Vilano Beach, when they realized they had drifted two miles from the shore.
Being so far from the shore, the two knew they were in danger, so they began to call out to God.
Smith told Fox 30, “I cried out, 'if you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something.'"
The two – growing tired – proceeded to wade in the water for some time when in the distance they saw a vessel approaching.
Captain Eric Wagner of a boat called “The Amen” sailing from South Florida to New Jersey spotted the teens in the water.
Brown told Fox 30 that she took off swimming toward the boat, determined to get help.
She said, “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.'"
Wagner and his crew were able to pull Smith and Brown out of the water.
He told Fox 30, “Over all the wind, waves, and engines, we thought we heard a desperate scream. Exhausted and near the end, the boy told me he called out for God's help. Then we showed up."
He continued, “I told them the name of the vessel, that's when they started to cry," Wagner said. "The young couple was gracious and grateful to us and to God. It was the latter all along."
Smith told Fox 30 that is was clear that God had saved them. He said, “From us crying out to God for Him to send someone for us to keep living and a boat named 'Amen,' there's no way that it wasn't Him."
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