Stranded Christian Teens Rescued at Sea by Boat Named Amen

Tyler Smith and Heather Brown tell their story of answered prayer.
Tyler Smith and Heather Brown tell their story of answered prayer. (ABC News Video Screenshot/Good Morning America)

Two Florida teens are celebrating the power of prayer after a fun beach day turned into a nightmare.

Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, who've been friends since fourth grade, were swimming off the coast of Vilano Beach when they suddenly became stranded in the open water.

They drifted two miles away from shore and quickly realized how much danger they were in.

The pair desperately fought the waves for two hours and held on to each other to stay above water.

That's when they turned to God for help.

"I cried out, 'if you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something.'" Smith told Fox 30.

Before long, a boat captain sailing from South Florida to New Jersey happened to spot the teens on the verge of drowning.

"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.

Captain Eric Wagner and his crew pulled the teens out of the water and saved their lives.

"Over all the wind, waves and engines, we thought we heard a desperate scream," Wagner told Fox 30. "Exhausted and near the end, the boy told me he called out for God's help. Then we showed up."

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