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Florida fishing captain happens to find boaters reported missing a day earlier

A pair of stranded boaters are safe thanks to a sharp-eyed boat captain from Citrus County who spotted them on the shore of an island about 40 miles offshore. They had been out there for more than a day, dehydrated, hungry, and far from home. Captain Billy Henderson hit the water Wednesday morning for a fishing trip north of Chassahowitzka Bay, but his biggest catch of the day wouldn’t involve a line or a net.


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