Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Man Rescues Three People While on Vacation

Like most tourists in Florida, Gus Hertz was probably just hoping for some relaxing time in the sun. Instead, the Virginia man became a hero after rescuing three people in two separate incidents over a two day period. Well, that puts us to shame. The most we ever managed on vacation is a mean case of sunburn.

On June 13th, Hertz and his wife witnessed a man drive off the Pinellas Bayway after going into diabetic shock. He and a fisherman were able to pull the man from the submerged car and save his life.

A day later, Hertz was sailing in St. Petersberg and saw an ultralight aircraft crash into the ocean 500 yards from his boat. Hertz immediately responded to the scene and saved the 74-year-old pilot and a 55-year-old passenger.

“Bless his heart,” said the pilot’s daughter. “He seems to be in the right place at the right time. He’s a guardian angel, isn’t he?” Superhero is more like it, we think.

As for Hertz, he downplayed the incidents as “dumb luck” and said he was more concerned with people’s safety than taking credit for his heroic efforts.

Best of 1280 KSLI

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSLI Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSLI Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.