Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Ted Larsen is being called a hero after answering a distress call as he and his girlfriend were fishing on his center console Wednesday on the west coast of Florida.
Larsen, a rookie out of North Carolina State, said he heard the distress call from the Coast Guard around 3 p.m. and when he checked the coordinates, headed over to find two kayakers overturned, holding onto their vessels for dear life.
"That's an important lesson they learned," Larsen said. "You've got be aware of the weather. The ocean can turn on you."