Boy and girl, 15, rescued on paddleboard a mile off the Florida coast

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Two 15-year-olds are rescued more than a mile off the Orlando coast, clinging to a paddleboard after being swept into the sea by strong winds

  • The boy and girl, both 15, had used the paddleboard at Playalinda Beach, Florida, last week when strong winds dragged them into the sea
  • Beach authorities immediately contacted rescue personnel who launched a massive operation involving ships and helicopters
  • The teens were already 2 miles offshore when they were there
  • Authorities say the waves were about three to five feet at the time

Two 15-year-old clinging to a paddleboard were rescued by Florida authorities after drifting in rough water more than a mile offshore.

The boy and girl, who have not been identified, were using the paddleboard at Playalinda Beach, just south of Orlando, when strong winds drove them out to sea last week.

Beach authorities contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), which immediately deployed its patrol vessel to try to retrieve the children.

Rescue personnel were also deployed from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Security Forces helicopter.

Two 15-year-old clinging to a paddleboard have been rescued by Florida authorities after drifting in rough water more than a mile offshore

Two 15-year-old clinging to a paddleboard have been rescued by Florida authorities after drifting in rough water more than a mile offshore

Footage from the NASA helicopter, posted online Tuesday, showed the two children floating on the paddleboard as the FWC rescue ship approached.

Authorities say the waves were about three to five feet at the time.

The children were already 2 miles offshore by the time they arrived and continued to float further out to sea.

The rescue workers described the children as ‘sad’ when they were finally located.

They were assessed by first responders before being returned to their families.

The massive rescue operation also involved the United States Coast Guard, the Brevard County Sheriff, and the Brevard County Fire Rescue.

The boy and girl, who have not been identified, were using the paddleboard off Playalinda Beach, just south of Orlando, when strong winds drove them out to sea last week.

The boy and girl, who have not been identified, were using the paddleboard off Playalinda Beach, just south of Orlando, when strong winds drove them out to sea last week.

The boy and girl, who have not been identified, were using the paddleboard off Playalinda Beach, just south of Orlando, when strong winds drove them out to sea last week.

Beach authorities contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) who immediately deployed its patrol vessel to try and retrieve the children.

Beach authorities contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), which immediately deployed its patrol vessel to try and retrieve the children.

Beach authorities contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), which immediately deployed its patrol vessel to try and retrieve the children.

Authorities say the children were already 2 miles offshore when they were there

Authorities say the children were already 2 miles offshore when they were there

Authorities say the children were already 2 miles offshore when they were there

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