Two kids rescued a mile off Florida’s Atlantic Coast


Melbourne, Florida (AP)-- Two children were rescued off Florida’s Atlantic Coast after being swept more than a mile out to sea, officials said.

The swimmers were spotted clinging to a paddleboard Tuesday afternoon about 1.2 miles from the coast of Brevard County, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release.

Strong winds were pushing the kids further out to sea as they three to five-foot waves.

A helicopter from nearby Kennedy Space Center responded to the scene as an FWC boat crew pulled the young swimmers from the water, officials said. The juveniles whose ages were not reported were medically assessed and returned safely to their family.

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