Diver rescued off Florida coast hours after being lost in strong ocean current

KEY WEST, Fla. — Video shows the moment friends and family found a diver who had been lost for hours off the Florida coast.


A celebration of joy followed after 21-year-old Dylan Garten-Mayer was found after being stranded.

He was free diving off the coast near Key West last week when he became separated from his group.

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While underwater, a strong current dragged him two miles away from the reef he was exploring.

Luckily, he found a bamboo stick and used it to stay afloat while he swam back to his original location.

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More than three hours later, family members spotted him and pulled him to safety.

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