Coast Guard Rescues Couple Stranded at Sea

The Florida couple was without food or water for nearly a week.
1:52 | 09/01/14

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An extraordinary survival story, this couple from Florida stranded for a week, no food, water, no way to call for help. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: This morning, beau and Elizabeth say they should be dead. For nearly a week, they floated aimlessly, ship wrecked about ten miles south of the Florida coast after the engine on their sail boat died. They shot this video of the harrowing ordeal. Eating their entire food supply on the first day. We have a full boat, and a small boat, water. We don't have it. Communication. Reporter: That's right, no engine, no water, and no way to call for help. And then the storms came. Somehow the mast had jammed the sail, which was now useless. Back on dry land, a friend who became concerned when they didn't return home alerted the coast guard, and the search began. This video capturing the relief-filled moment coast guard crews finally found them and boarded that boat. We're going to tow your sail boat. They were very relieved to see us. Very excited. But they were actually in good shape. They were moving around, they were in good spirits. The only thing they requested was a nice, cold bottle of water. Reporter: This morning they vowed to return to the sea, but next time they'll bring some extra water. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, Miami. Good advice, so glad they're okay. I would never go bang to sea after that. They do that. Something bad, can't wait to go back. Get back on the horse, Dan. They are braver than us. That's why we call him Dan "Risk taker" Harris.

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