A father and his 13-year-old daughter were stranded in the middle of a Florida lake for about an hour after their jet ski sank.

Christopher Snow, 31, and his teenage daughter Alexis Snow were finally rescued Sunday after nightfall from Lake Thonotosassa, a 946-acre water body that is roughly 14 miles northeast of Tampa. A video was shared by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office of the moment the father-daughter duo was rescued from the lake

Christopher and his daughter went jet skiing together at Baker Creek Park on Saturday when the incident took place, according to Patch. The two left the dock at around 6:50 p.m. and fell off their jet ski at some point. The jet ski later sank into the water, leaving the duo stranded in the middle of the lake.

Christopher's girlfriend, Carolyn Joyce, noticed that the two hadn't returned from the lake and were not answering any calls as the sky went dark. She reached the dock around 8 p.m. and asked Deputy Kevin Reich for help.

After calling for assistance from marine and aviation units, Reich used a local resident's boat to go out into the lake and began searching for the father and daughter.

It took about 40 minutes of searching before the people on the boat heard screams for help, according to ABC7. As the boat followed the screams, they located the father and daughter treading the water.

"Oh my God. I hear them. I hear them," one individual said in the video shared by the sheriff's office. "We're coming. Oh my heart. I'm going to cry."

The two were stranded without their jet ski for about an hour and were exhausted but did not sustain any injuries.

"The swift response of our deputy and the assistance provided by the community played a crucial role in the successful rescue of Christopher, 31, and Alexis Snow, 13," said Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement.

"We are relieved that they were returned to shore safely and without any injuries. It is scary to imagine what could have happened had this father and daughter not been wearing their life jackets."

Christopher also thanked his rescuers and reminded people to wear correctly-fitting life jackets during water sports activities.

"I want to thank both the boaters that helped and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for being on patrol and noticing something wasn't right," Christopher said. "My life jacket wasn't sized properly, so this is a good reminder to make sure yours is fitted correctly."

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