Charleston men rescued after 7 days at sea give advice to FL families of missing boaters

Troy Driscoll and Josh Long with News 2's Octavia Mitchell.

CHARLESTON, SC – 10 years ago, two Charleston teens were rescued after seven days on the water, after their boat was pulled out to sea by a rip current. Josh Long and Troy Driscoll were 17 and 15 when they were swept out to sea.

The search for Florida teens Austin and Perry is entering the seventh day, which was when Josh and Troy were found.  The biggest difference in these two stories is Josh and Troy were able to stay with their boat the entire time, and Austin and Perry’s boat was found capsized.

News 2’s Mayci McLeod caught up with Josh Long and Troy Driscoll for some insight into what the Florida teens may be experiencing, and see what advice they have for the families of the missing boys.

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