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Tag: Kennedy Space Center

Jan.
13th

Ranger in undies commandeers paddle boat, saves swimmer near Kennedy Space Center

From the National Park Service:

(Canaveral National Seashore) ranger Ben Hansel received a dispatch call through the Kennedy Space Center’s emergency operations center on December 29th. The dispatcher said that the center had received a 911 call reporting that a man was in the water near one of Canaveral’s parking areas and was being swept out to sea.  Hansel commandeered a paddleboat from a park visitor and asked for his help. Hansel then stripped down to his undergarments and the two men paddled out through the surf. They reached the drowning man but were pulled south by strong currents. They

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