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Florida Couple Survives 14 hours in Atlantic Waters without Life Jackets

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- What began as a leisurely cruise in their 30-foot island hopper Friday evening turned into a death-defying swim for survival for one couple.

According to authorities, Sean McGovern and Mellisa Morris fell off their boat as it was in high gear off the coast of Key lLrgo at about 6 p.m. Friday.

They had no life vests on, so they floated, and treaed water keeping their heads above water for 14 hours!

The current took them from Key Largo to Hallandale Beach.  The couple traveled nearly 75 miles north.

After spending the night floating in the Atlantic, their nightmare ended
when they were spotted. 

They were rescued by two Broward Sheriff's detectives, Adam White and Josh Webb, along with a Broward Paramedic who just happened to be fishing in the area

McGovern and Morris appeared to have mild hypothermia and jellyfish stings.

The coast guard says remarkably, the couple was in good condition and were picked up by friends.

As for their boat, that took off without a driver, it has still not been found.