Father, Son Rescued After More Than 12 Hours at Sea

A Florida man and his son were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean Sunday after being swept away by the outgoing tide the night before while swimming near Daytona Beach.

Walter Marino, 46, and his son Chris Marino, 12, both from Winter Park, Fla., were found Sunday morning after more than 12 hours at sea, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The father was found by a boater around 7:30 a.m. Sunday approximately 8 miles from shore. The Coast Guard found the son about two hours later, a mile from where his father was found. Both had been missing since Saturday evening, when the boy got caught in the tide, and his father tried to rescue him.

The two became separated after dark as they floated in 3-foot swells.

The man's son called for help, and rescuers searched for the pair until 3 a.m.

Despite the huge waves and cold water, Beach Patrol spokesman Scott Petersohn said neither the father nor the son suffered any serious injury. They were listed in good condition Monday at a local hospital.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.