2 divers say their Fla. charter boat stranded them

October 5, 2011 - 6:55 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Two deep-sea divers say their charter boat stranded them three miles off Key Biscayne in the shark-infested Atlantic.

The divers told The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/qK0cX9) the boat that dropped them off was gone when they resurfaced Sunday afternoon.

The men, 44-year-old Paul Kline and Fernando Garcia Puerta, a tourist from Spain, clung to a fishing buoy until passengers on a passing yacht spotted them.

Elie Trichet, captain of the "No Compromise," says he was heading to Miami from Key Largo when he picked up the stranded divers.

The men said they were part of a group that went out with RJ Diving Ventures of Miami Beach. The boat's captain, Mike Beach, told the Herald he was happy "everyone was ok." It was unclear how contact was lost between the divers and the vessel.