Heather Barnes

NJ native Heather Barnes was badly sunburned but otherwise safe after being swept out to sea for 16 hours. (credit: CBS 2 via Facebook)

N.J. Student: ‘I Feel Like I Cheated Death’ After 16-Hour Ordeal At Sea

Heather Barnes, 20, says she’s not a strong swimmer, but somehow was able to tread water for 16 hours until she could be rescued.