Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marine Unit Rescues Kayaker

  • Chicago Police Marine Unit officers didn’t know what to make of the exhausted man they found clinging to his capsized kayak in Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

    The thin, athletic man refused to be rescued.

    “I’ve got this. I can do this,” he said, waving off police, who watched as the man struggled to right his boat.

    But the water was cold — 42 degrees — and he had been in it for 20 minutes.

    Police ended the negotiation and brought the man, along with his kayak, aboard their vessel.

The rescued man had just begun an attempt to paddle from Chicago to New York City when he was capsized 3-miles into his journey. He is raising money for the oncology unit at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.

Nice job Officers and better luck to Mr. Gavasto in his future attempt.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

after the rescue, the officers then diagnosed him with "clinical stupidity" and hand paddled the mans head for several minutes.

5/12/2013 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always nice to read good stories with happy endings involving the police, great job once again marine unit!

5/12/2013 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Police Officers....you gave him 'rope' then you guided him in to safe harbor whether or not he liked it....way to go!!!! They'll be taking up a collection for this guy's family if he doesn't get his act together....waving the Police Officers away in his predicament...what a goof.

5/12/2013 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a Good day for police for sure, I scored a free cup of coffee because of this story !

Thanks marine unit and thanks Mr citizen

5/12/2013 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Maybe we should pitch in and get Mr. Gavasto a 2-seater kayak for his next attempt.

He can take our illustrious Stupidintendent along for the ride and together they can paddle McCarthy's stupid ass back to the Big Apple.

Bon Voyage, Monsieur McHangover!

5/12/2013 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Gavasto, is he also a magician ?

5/12/2013 04:55:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

3 Miles?

He should have attempted the river in Egypt, then he'd be in denial twice.

5/12/2013 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

5/12/2013 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't saving a kayaker sort of like rescuing a mime?

5/12/2013 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nut

5/12/2013 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypothermia creates bad decisions.

5/12/2013 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job to the officers involved. The kayaker had good intentions and I applaud his effort, but navigating lake Michigan is a dangerous task, especially alone in a kayak. The waters can be even more volatile than an ocean. Lucky for him the officers had more sense than to leave him as he originally requested; he would most likely be a missing person RD# by now.

5/12/2013 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we should pitch in and get Mr. Gavasto a 2-seater kayak for his next attempt.

He can take our illustrious Stupidintendent along for the ride and together they can paddle McCarthy's stupid ass back to the Big Apple.

Bon Voyage, Monsieur McHangover!
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Funny shit bro!

McCarty can yell out stroke,stroke , stroke with a bull horn.

5/12/2013 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a maroon.....

5/12/2013 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send him the bill please.

5/12/2013 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God there is a Marine Unit to save those wacky yuppies. It is safer Kayaking to New York rather than taking the CTA through 003, and 994 to New York.

5/12/2013 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awhile could start over if this trip is that imported

5/12/2013 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marine Unit... There would be lots of dead civilians without these boat Cops .

5/12/2013 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same moronic, narcissistic, a-holes that wander into the wilderness, (hikers, snowboarders, climbers etc) who endanger the lives of rescuers when they screw the pooch as in several months ago when a chopper rescue crew went down looking for idiot skiers. F-em...leave em for bear food

5/12/2013 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It was a Good day for police for sure, I scored a free cup of coffee because of this story !

Thanks marine unit and thanks Mr citizen

5/12/2013 12:50:00 AM


If there was a dog in that kayak you would get a lifetime of free coffee and donuts and perhaps meet your future ex-wife. They love dog stories, rescue a dog and the whole city goes awwwww and writes a nice letter. Save a person and they yawn.

5/12/2013 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job bob did you offer him a corona to come on board.

5/12/2013 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For his next adventure he plans on using a pogo stick to go from Chicago to LA!

5/12/2013 08:53:00 PM  

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