Teen rescued after 10 hours of treading water

Blake Spataro, 19, said he "prayed to God the entire night" after being swept away by a rip current off the coast of Georgia.
1:39 | 07/13/18

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of this. Finallye justice for Emmett. The urgent beach rning. One teen learning just firsth how dangerous those rip current can treading water for ten ho a he was pulled to sea.c's Victor Oquendo has the story. Reporter: This morning frightening reminder of the power O rip currents. I to put the fight of my life and I could -- I couldn't win. 19-year-old Blake Spataro S sitting on shore a current swept him into the ocean. Dtc all water units. Advising a19-year-old male is missing for minutesnd hear him yelling for help but can't see him. Reporter: For ten H as the coast guard launched massive search, blaketruggled to survive adrift in then. I saw lights and T for out from civilition wheit's right in front of Yo Ip and down the beach all nightscreaming, hollering. Eporter: Fally CING ashore at this gol course. How quickly can youet swept up in one of thosecurrents? T can be instant. Reporter: This aerial view shows how easy it can be. The waves breaking on shore like tentacles. Scientists itrating it by using green dye. Now, I you'r trying to stop a rip current you can do it from theeach but at an elevated positionce you dth take a look T at thecean and look for a break or a G T waves. So M foam or saw accumulating out there. You can always just ask a L lifegud as well. Always safest to swimhere a lifeguard is present. Remember, if you see them chances are they can'tyou. Michael. All right, thank youmuch, Victor great . Make sure you take sod with

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