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Tune in Saturday 9 p.m. for "When Fish Attack 2": TowBoatUS Captain Saves Kayaker in the Keys

 Dear Friends:

Captain Kevin Freestone of TowBoatUS Big Pine, FL, will be featured on TV in a segment of the Discovery Channel’s “When Fish Attack 2” this Saturday, August 6, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
You may recall the story of kayaker Karri Larson who was gravely injured last fall by what was believed to be a jumping barracuda, which struck with such force it knocked Larson out of the boat. Larson’s boyfriend, Michael Hinojosa, was able to summon rescuers, but finding the couple in the wild mangroves was a challenge. Capt. Freestone, who heard reports of the strike over his radio, grabbed an EMT and paramedic on a nearby dock and headed to the scene. Freestone eventually located the couple, and Larson was safely transported to shore where a life flight awaited. She fully recovered.
Be sure to tune in!
Scott Croft
BoatUS Public Relations