Couple found sharing one life vest in shark-infested waters after boat breaks

Dramatic footage has emerged online showing a man and a woman being rescued by sheriff's deputies after being strand at sea in shark-infested waters near Tampa Bay, Florida

The two adults were spotted sharing one life jacket roughly 200 yards away from a disabled boat when the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's marine unit patrolled around the area on Monday (April 25).

They headed towards the boat and rescued one person on board before heading to save the man and woman.

Bodycam footage shared by the sheriff's office shows the two boaters clinging on a single life jacket before the deputies pull the woman out of the water.

"It's going to be hard to get up here," they tell her while giving her a hand to get her onto the boat and guiding her to sit on a cooler.

Then they help the man, who tells the deputies: "Appreciate you."

When the man gets on board safely, he jokes that the officers have a "bad a** boat".

The pair were taken back to their boat, which they were able to start up again, and they returned to the marina.

Sheriff Chad Chronister said the incident "could have ended very differently" had the deputies not been patrolling the waters.

He added: "Summer is just around the corner, I want to remind all boaters to ensure their vessels are in good condition, and to please, always wear a life jacket.

"These simple steps could be the difference between a beautiful day out on the water or a tragedy."

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This came after a hero dog wouldn't stop barking at her owner until stranded man swept out to sea was rescued.

Dog owner James explained a marine police unit were first to the scene after a passer-by said his dog became distressed about the trouble a man was in.

As they crossed the bridge, Poppy the Cockapoo spotted him and kept barking so her owner would help.

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