It’s April 2019 and friends Heather Brown and Tyler Smith are swimming off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida. However, they have hit trouble and fear they may not make it back to Vilano Beach. Having been fighting for about two hours struggling to stay afloat, Smith cries out to God for help. Suddenly a boat appears… was this divine intervention?
Smith and Brown are from Jacksonville, Florida and had been friends since around the age of ten. Now 17, the soccer-loving pair were relaxing on Vilano Beach beach on a day off from Christ’s Church Academy, where they are seniors. They decided to go for a swim, and set off towards an island just off the coast.