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Galway rescue miracle: We screamed at helicopter but it missed us, says teen found after 15 hours at sea

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Ellen Glynn (17), the paddleboarder who was rescued in Galway Bay

Ellen Glynn (17), the paddleboarder who was rescued in Galway Bay

Ellen Glynn (17), the paddleboarder who was rescued in Galway Bay

A day that began with the most unspeakable fear ended in unbridled joy and gratitude.

Speaking from her hospital bed, miracle teenager Ellen Glynn, who survived 15 hours in the open sea, said she is feeling "so happy and thankful."

Ellen (17) described the stunning rescue of both her and cousin Sarah Feeney (23) as "all a bit crazy".