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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.