MELBOURNE (CBSMiami/AP) — Two Florida kids were rescued off Florida’s Atlantic Coast after being swept more than a mile out to sea while on board a paddleboard, officials said.

The swimmers were spotted clinging to the paddleboard Tuesday afternoon about 1.2 miles from the coast of Brevard County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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FWC pulls two juveniles out of water after they were swept out to sea on a paddleboard off Brevard County coast. (FWC)

Strong winds were pushing the kids further out to sea as they fought three-to-five-foot waves.
A helicopter from nearby Kennedy Space Center responded to the scene as an FWC boat crew pulled the young paddleboarders from the water, officials said.

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The juveniles, whose ages were not reported, were medically assessed and returned safely to their family.

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