Kids found clinging to paddleboard over a mile off Florida coast

Two kids were rescued after being found drifting over a mile from shore in Brevard County. 

Several agencies helped in the rescue, including Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) , the U.S. Coast Guard, the Brevard County Sheriff, and Brevard County Fire Rescue.

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FWC says the kids got into trouble when strong winds pushed them offshore.

A patrol vessel was deployed to rescue the juveniles. FWC Captain Bonds reported that the swimmers were approximately 1.2 miles offshore and continuing to drift further and further out to sea.

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The kids were found clinging to a paddleboard and were in distress. They were checked out by medical personnel and are back home with their families. 

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