(MOBILE, Ala.) - Two 17-year-old kayakers who had gone missing in Mobile Bay Monday afternoon have been found safe.
A family friend, Dave Buckhaults tells Local 15 they were spotted by the U.S. Coast Guard with thermal imaging.
The Alabama Marine Police were able to pull them from the water around midnight.
They were found two miles south of Gaillard Island.
Buckhaults says the teens were on the brink of hypothermia and were taken to Springhill Hospital.
They are expected to be okay.
Buckhaults says the teens had clung on to one of the kayaks after being overtaken by rough waves since 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.
We're told both teens are lifeguards and good swimmers.