Ted Larsen: Offensive Guard, LifesaverApril 28th, 2011
Yesterday, he may have saved three teenagers’ lives.
Larsen was fishing in the Gulf when he heard a Coast Guard distress call from a boater. It turned out to be three kayaking teenagers. Joe will let Robbyn Mitchell of the St. Petersburg Times pick it up from there.
Larsen pulled up the teens and their kayaks and shuttled them to near Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. The grateful kayakers didn’t recognize him or talk very much after they touched dry land.
“They were just glad to have their parent’s kayaks back and not sunk,” he joked.
The professional football player said he doesn’t consider himself a hero and he’s just happy this story had a happy ending.
Props to Larsen. Nice job, nice job. Of course, Larsen, being a reserved man, would likely say he was just in the right place at the right time. Fortunately for three local teenagers.