Off-duty Broward Sheriff's Office detective and firefighter rescue couple from water

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Two off-duty Broward Sheriff's Office detectives and a Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue firefighter rescued two people from the water seven miles off Hallandale Beach.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office, the off-duty detectives and firefighter were fishing for dolphin Saturday morning when they spotted something on the surface of the water.

They found a man and woman treading water, waving a T-shirt in their direction.

The three men hoisted the couple onto their boat in 800 to 900 feet of water.

The exhausted couple explained they had fallen off their boat in Key Largo 14 hours earlier, but their boat was in gear and pulled away from them.

They appeared to have mild hypothermia and some jellyfish stings.


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