Ben Thomson and Gavin Smith
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Jet skiers rescued in North Sea were 'minutes from death'

25 January 2013 Last updated at 11:42 GMT

Two men who were rescued from the North Sea said they were "minutes away from death".

Ben Thomson and Gavin Smith from Fife were on a jet ski expedition off Broughty Ferry near Dundee last November, when their jet skis broke down.

The pair spent 4 hours floating in the sea, waiting to be rescued.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Thomson said they were found by RNLI rescuers only after he blow on a whistle attached to a lifejacket.