San Diego NBC News video and story . . .
Flying School C172S out of San Diego crashes in open ocean, two lost, passenger rescued. Coast Guard had already called off search due to fog, couple returning on a small boat came across passenger in the middle of ‘nowhere!!!’ using their GPS to get back to Dana Point.
Passenger found off the coast of Oceanside. One lucky guy, no life jacket, floating with two broken legs - treading water. Didn’t even have the strength to grab life preserver.
Pilot just recently received his pilots license.