MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A 17-year old girl was reunited with her family after she was lost at sea for hours.READ MORE: Marlins, Sandy Alcantara Complete 5-Year, $56 Million Contract
Coast Guard crews searched for the teen by air and sea off Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday. They spotted her around 10 p.m. after a 4-hour search.READ MORE: Hurricane Flags Burned In Key West To Mark Storm Season's End
The girl’s family said she had become separated from them during a kayaking trip and had not returned.
The girl later told Coast Guard crews she had lost her paddle in a boat’s wake causing her to drift for several hours in the dark.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Cool, Crisp Start To December, Sunny & Warm Afternoon
At last check, she was in stable condition with signs of mild hypothermia.