Marine Unit Rescues Kayaker
Not to be outdone by the Bomb Squad, the Marine Unit begins their spring offensive of good publicity:
- 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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