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Kayakers Survive To Tell Incredible Story Of Survival

A couple of kayakers have survived a terrifying ordeal off the coast over the weekend.

Mareeba's Brock Hawk and Grace Thong were making their way from Lucinda to Pelorus Island on Saturday when it started taking on water due to the rough conditions.

The pair had no safety equipment other than one lifejacket, then spent 11 hours trying to stay afloat in the dangerous waters before being washed ashore on Hinchinbrook Island.

They were picked up yesterday by the Air Rescue Helicopter and taken to Ingham Hospital.

Hinchinbrook Island By CSIRO, CC BY 3.0