Mom describes being swept away on swan raft with her young son


(WFLA) Tara Myers says it’s one of the biggest lessons she’s ever learned. 

“I have never been more scared in my entire life,” she says.

The native Floridian grew up around water, spending countless hours on the Gulf of Mexico. But, one day seems to stand out, far beyond all the others. October 21st is a day she’ll never forget. 

It was supposed to be a day like any other, one where she and her son, Brennan, would spend time together. “We are a nautical family. We spend time on the water all the time,” she explains.

On this trip, they added a new item to their list of beach supplies – a giant inflatable Swan raft. 

It seemed safe on the calm Gulf water. No wind. No waves.

Minutes later, Myers couldn’t believe what was happening. The current carried them way too far, several miles off shore. 

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