NFL Lineman Rescues Teens from the Gulf

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A rookie lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rescued three teenagers from the choppy waters of the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa.

Authorities say 23-year-old Ted Larsen was fishing with his girlfriend Wednesday afternoon when he heard a Coast Guard boater in distress signal. He checked the coordinates and realized it was close to his location.

He approached Honeymoon Island and saw the teens -- two in the water holding their kayak and another still in a kayak.

Larsen helped the teens, and their kayaks, into his boat. He says the teens learned a valuable lesson.
"You've always got to be aware of the weather," he said.


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  • by d Location: tally on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    better be glad the lockout hadnt been lifted or he wouldnt have been there
  • by an avid boater Location: Tallahassee on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Thank heaven he was there when he was. This could have turned out tragically. God bless him.
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