Rescued Teen Calls Home; WGNO News Was There For The Message With Mom

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After she was missing for nearly five, the family of 16-year-old  Amber Burkett said they’d lost hope that the teen would be found alive.

“We had actually given up last night. We felt in our hearts she was gone,” Burkett’s grandmother told WGNO News reporter Tyler Wing.

Burkett was one of eight people missing after taking a boat ride into rough weather off the coast of Honduras.

The Coast Guard announced Wednesday morning that all eight of the missing people were discovered aboard the boat.

Tyler Wing was with Burkett’s mom when the teen called home.  You can see the exclusive video in his report.