On a windy morning in April 2005, two friends set out to go fishing near Charleston, South Carolina. The teenagers paddled their small 15-foot (5.6 m) boat into the choppy Atlantic Ocean. They planned to stay close to shore and fish. Suddenly, their boat became caught in a powerful rip current. It began to sweep the small vessel away from shore. The frightened teenagers tried paddling back to land with all their might, but the current was too strong. It pushed their boat farther and farther into deeper water. Would the teenagers survive being lost at sea? Lost at Sea is a heart-stopping collection of true stories about what it’s like to be lost and forced to survive at sea. Captivating, first-person accounts of survivors include a sailor who was shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean for 75 days and a surfer who accidentally fell off a boat into the ocean in the middle of the night. The book also includes general information about the world’s oceans and the incredible creatures that inhabit them. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the exciting survival tales. Written in narrative format, this book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.