Personal Camera Captures Amazing Rescue at Sea

Coast Guard came to the aid of four teens and four adults after their boat was overcome by huge waves.
1:52 | 08/05/14

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incredible rescue caught on a gopro camera in the beautiful waters off Hawaii. Four teens and four adults clinging to safety after their boat sank overcome by huge waves but thankfully some quick thinking and teamwork saved their lives. We're getting rescued! We're going to live. Reporter: Take a look at this dramatic firsthand video of a harrowing rescue at sea. You can see the eight stranded boaters, some of their heads just barely bobbing above water. As the U.S. Coast guard swoops in to save them from Hawaii's channel Sunday, 15-year-old mark reeves captures the whole ordeal on his gopro. The four teens and four adults have been on an overnight trip aboard this 21-foot boat when they say it started taking on water 12 miles offshore and the lifeguard was one of the passenger. It got scary rough where waves were breaking over the bough and too much water was in the boat. Reporter: They were able to grab life jackets and kayaks before the boat sank and another potentially life-saving move. Got out the cell phones and started making phone calls. Reporter: With that irkayaks tied together so they wouldn't lose each other they battled waves and the beating sun for two hours until -- We're going to live. Whoo! Reporter: Their salvation in the sky. One coastguard member diving in securing each person one by one as they're lifted to the chopper above and back on dry land all eight are doing just fine this morning. It could have been bad. It really could have. You have to have a lot of respect for that ocean. They were lucky and the coast guard says it was actually a special tracking device on board that automatically went off that when the boat capsized that was the real hero of the day. Saved them. Technology all around. Doing its job. Okay, Lara, thanks very much.

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