JUPITER, Fla. — When a 13-year-old surfer saw a man struggling in the treacherous currents off the Florida coast, he paddled over and pushed his surfboard at him.
“Come on, get on!” Sam Ruskin yelled to the man after his 22-foot boat overturned in Jupiter Inlet on Friday afternoon. Video taken by a drone and posted on Facebook shows the man was dangerously close to the jetty’s rocks when Ruskin approached with the surf board.
The video shows the man paddling on the board as Ruskin swam alongside in the strong current to get to the beach which was about 150 feet (46 meters) away.
Ruskin says the man thanked him.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said in a news release that the boater, whose name wasn’t released, wasn’t injured.