Transcript for Florida Men Rescued After 17 Hours at Sea
Now, to that dramatic rescue off the coast of Florida. Two men on a fishing trip, clinging to their boat for 17 hours after it was capsized by a rogue wave. ABC's John muller has that story for us. Reporter: A wave among the waves. This is the incredible moment two sailors stranded at sea for 17 hours spot their salvation in the skies. A shear, like, 12-foot rogue wave flipped the boat in a matter of seconds. Reporter: Justin Bradley and his friend, Cory bowman, seen her clinging to their capsized boat off of ft. Pierce, Florida, Monday. Their trouble began the day before, after setting out on a fishing trip. They said a 12-foot rogue wave came out of nowhere and toppled their 21-foot boat. About 30 feet off the boat. My buddy went straight down. And we came up. Surfaced. Reporter: Incredibly, they were able to salvage a small cooler with food and watt per P you can see them here holding on to it for dear life. Their wives alerting authorities when they didn't come home as planned Sunday night. Finally, the duo was spotted by the coast guard about 50 miles from where they set out. Then, a stunning turn. Coast guard cameras rolling, another boater beats them to the punch. You see good samaritans on the other vessel, pulling Justin and Cory to safety. Once they were thrown overboard, they realized they didn't have injuries. Reporter: The men seen here, transferred to a coast guard boat. Both were dehydrated but alive. Thanks to everybody who put in their time. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be here today. Reporter: The two men kept focused and didn't panicked because they believed they would be rescued. When they saw their families on land they finally broke down. Everyone is healthy and grateful this morning. Thank you, George. Thank you, John. We're grateful. You came bearing gifts again.
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