A missing 17-year-old girl is now safe after she was recently lost-at-sea when she was split up from her group while kayaking at Fred Howard Park overnight. Tarpon Springs police along with independent search crews found the girl after helicopters spotted her from above, frantically waving her arms for help. The girl reportedly lost her paddle and began drifting out further and further from the shore for several hours.
Rescuers said when they found her, “she was wet and cold, but otherwise okay, as she had water, a life vest and a light on her boat. The teen, who has yet to be identified, was evaluated [showing] signs of mild hypothermia but it remains unclear whether any further medical treatment was needed.”
Video of the dramatic Rescue:
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Video: ABC Action News