The Florida Keys can be a boaters' paradise, but sometimes outings go awry.
Such was the case for three teens from Orange County, California who rented a boat and and set out into the waters off Little Torch Key.
Their anchored boat began to take water, and, by the time they were able to cut loose from the grounding weight, the levels inside the vessel were beyond what it could handle.
It capsized, leaving the trio adrift on the small portion that had not yet become immersed.
Luckily, they had access to a working cell phone and were able to place a call for help.
An investigator from Fish and Wildlife and a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office swiftly responded.
After a bit of searching, they located the boys in distress, pulled them safely onboard, and shuttled them to shore.