Student Survives Treading Water for 16 Hours at Sea

New Jersey woman on vacation off the coast of Honduras drifted away in the current after getting a cramp.
0:57 | 07/22/13

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Karen for the first time from a New Jersey college student who managed to survive sixteen hours at -- Heather Barnes an aspiring marine biologist with snorkeling off the cousin Dora as then disaster struck she got a cramp and drifted out to -- Kind of strange because. It seemed like -- I didn't feel like I I was strong enough like they might like my. There's enough of me that so wanted to keep going -- like I didn't think there was not and they didn't seem like a choice. I dislike. I had to keep company -- -- -- finally -- constantly and and Lincoln towers like times -- Spanish and room shows and listening for sixteen hour hits. Have. -- got a smile on her face as she is at -- Heather says she is gonna go back into the water. But she'd like to take a break for now no one can blame her for that she's nursing some severe sunburns as well as scenes from jelly fish my goodness -- -- say -- -- apparel 81.

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