“We divided it up as best as possible to make the two kayaks have as equal weight as possible,” Havelin said.
When they all made it on land, Havelin called 911, and dispatchers located her through the GPS on her phone -- plus other features.
“Because she had a good charge on her phone, she was able to use the flashlight feature and ... shine it up at us,” Seminole County Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Kealing said. “It just further helped determine where she was.”
Havelin said she is glad the experience is over.
“I don’t know if I’ll be in the kayak any time soon,” Havelin said with a laugh. “We will probably do it again. We’ll be more strategic and plan the day a little better.”