Teens Rescued From Capsized Boat Miles From Florida Coast

'Other than that great day on the water'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Teenagers Zack Sowder, Jacob Sowder, and Brent Shishido sit on a capsized vessel offshore of Little Torch Key in the Florida Keys.   (David Bingham/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via AP)

(Newser) – The Monroe County Sheriff's Office got a wild photo Tuesday while responding to a call about a capsized boat in the Florida Keys. The Miami Herald reports a 22-foot boat rented by three teens flipped 2.5 miles from the shore, apparently due to a problem with the bilge pump. The teens—ages 16, 18, and 18—were able to climb onto the top of the hull and call 911. A marine deputy found the boys and pulled them to safety. The sheriff's office says the teens "were lucky they had a cell signal" as their life jackets were trapped under the boat. "Other than that great day on the water," one of the teens tweeted along with a photo of the capsized boat. (Read more boat accident stories.)

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