Teen spends 10 hours treading water after a rip current swept him out to sea

A 19-year-old Louisiana teen spent 10 hours in the open sea after a rip current dragged him out into the ocean off the Georgia coast.
1:41 | 07/12/18

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Transcript for Teen spends 10 hours treading water after a rip current swept him out to sea
Story now that illustrates the very real dangers of rip currents and nineteen year old down in Georgia says he was pulled out to sea by the current. Spending out worse not knowing if he would ever get back to dry land. It was horrifying for him and for his Fam like. Worst vacation ever. But also my most exciting. It's the kind of excitement most of us would have await. I was out there is sitting Ahmad by the store when it AM rip tide comes up and washed it out straight into the ocean nineteen year old Blake's but tomorrow spent nearly ten hours in the ocean biting for his life. I didn't wanna die out there. Out of stock in the god it's nine. He screamed for help but no one hurt him and he continued to get pulled further out to sea I thought I was too young to die and I simply. Didn't want says. In there for hours the US Coast Guard searched by air and by boat. Blake's father searched to I was screaming and hollering now looking throughout the night the nineteen year old says he did his best to stay coal whatever I retired I am mainly floated Ahmad back he was about to give up but general ray of hope lights from an approaching Coast Guard boat boosted his spirits. And I gave me some comfort and Jamie some motivation to keep going by early morning he says the current took him back towards land where he got help. I've been the Coast Guard eighteen years and never seen anything like this thank you very much man. Justin Erwin with the US Coast Guard in Brunswick visited the teen in his hospital room this morning I am truly blessed to be alive today. Why and Blake says he was actually sitting in the water when he was pulled out by their record he wound up drifting. And read my.

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