POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:09pm
Mystery teen vanishes after saving tourist from Florida ocean rip current. John Rogers reports.
(WFLA) A tourist in Sarasota is alive today thanks to a mysterious teenager.
Earlier this week, the man nearly drowned as he was caught in a rip current at Turtle Beach.
The man wants a chance to say "thank you".
Jonathan Kiviniemi and his wife Alexa Miller are spending the week at Turtle Beach for their honeymoon.
On Monday evening, they went to the beach together.
Alexa went to snap photographs but Jonathan swam right out into the water.
There was a warning out there, but he swam anyway, and soon regretted it.
"There was a riptide warning, I wasn't paying attention to it, probably should've being from out of town," he said.
Kiviniemi said, "A wave crashed over my head that I didn't see, ducked me under. Came back up. When I came up, another wave hit me, started to get water in my throat and stuff."