Florida Couple Floats in Ocean for 14 Hours Before Rescue

Melissa Morris and Sean McGovern were stranded in open water after falling of their boat.
1:41 | 06/23/14

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with the life or death struggle of a couple treading water for 14 hours in the atlantic. But a stroke of luck led fishermen to find them and make a catch they'll never forget. This morning, a couple that drifted helplessly for 14 hours with no life jackets are speaking out. They say the nightmare at sea started Friday evening around 6:00 P.M. When they fell off their 30-foot island hopper near key largo, Florida. They were only with each other and the creatures of the deep. Jelly fish, and they feared sharks. When asked how they survived, a simple answer. Floating around. Reporter: They tried treading water, but whaused, drifted on their backs. 75 miles north from key largo to Halen dale beach. Four fisherman, with two offduty detectives and a paramedic spotted what they thought were birds. The closer we got, we realized it was a female waving a shirt in the air. The fishermen shocked. They were floating. It's hard enough to find fish, but two people floating in the water, it's pretty strange. Reporter: The boat was later found washed ashore in ft.lauder dale. They are only suffering from jelly fish stings and mild hypothermia this morning. Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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