- Bret Townsend is being hailed a hero after his quick-thinking helped put out a boat fire in Tequesta, Florida on Sunday
- Townsend said when he noticed the fire he made sure no one was aboard and then used his jet ski to spray the blaze
A man from Florida is being hailed a hero for his quick-thinking actions to put out a fire after a boat burst into flames.
Bret Townsend, a certified EMT and soon-to-be paramedic, jumped on a jet ski and headed towards the smoke after he saw a boat in flames Sunday afternoon.
According to reports, a boat filled with gasoline caught fire near a sandbar in Tequesta. Townsend checked and everyone was off the boat, but he wasn’t done quite yet.
“My concern was the boat was going to blow off to the side, maybe catch something else on fire or get down into the fuel tank, maybe explode or leak oil into the water,” he said via CBS12.
So, he drove the jet ski towards the boat as fast as possible, then turned at the last second to spray water onto the burning boat.
He drove the jet ski for about 10 minutes to spray the blaze before the black smoke turned to white, then altogether went out.
Whew! That was so brave of him.