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Kennedy assists in rescue of 6

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HYANNIS (CAPE COD TIMES) - U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy attempted to rescue six men who had become trapped by high tide on a jetty off Hyannisport yesterday morning, though he eventually left the rescue to Hyannis firefighters.

Kennedy was walking his two Portuguese waterdogs on the shore at about 11:15 a.m. when he spotted the men, all in their 20s and from off-Cape, cut off from the shore by rising waters on a jetty that begins at the tip of the Kennedy compound, Hyannis Capt. Craig Farrenkopf said.

Kennedy and a friend tried to retrieve the men in a 13-foot Whaler before rough waters forced them back. Soon after, a crew from the Hyannis Fire Department picked up the men, in three trips, and brought them back to shore. They were taken to Cape Cod Hospital with mild hypothermia, Farrenkopf said.

While Teddy is to be commended for his actions yesterday, it in no way makes up for his conduct the last time an water rescue was required - just ask Mary Jo Kopechne's family...


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Comments (34)

In 1992, I saw Micheal Kenn... (Below threshold)
Joe L.:

In 1992, I saw Micheal Kennedy (the one who slept with the 15 year old babysitter and later died skiing) and Bobby Jr. rescue 3 immigrant fisherman from the same jetty!

The Jetty goes out from the land near the Kennedy Compound and when the wind picks up, the waves come up over the jetty and cuts the fishermen off from shore.

Recusing fishermen is a Kennedy family tradition (like date rape and satutory rape!)

Seeing Teddy coming to your... (Below threshold)

Seeing Teddy coming to your rescue in a boat must be a lot like seeing Jeffrey Dahmer walk past your window when your arm is stuck in a sausage grinder. The urge to act like you don't really need help must be incredibly strong.

Just sat down to surf a bit... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

Just sat down to surf a bit while eating lunch. Thanks a pantload for the pictures.

Oh, just eeeeewwwwwwwwww... (Below threshold)

Oh, just eeeeewwwwwwwwwww!

Why on earth would anyone e... (Below threshold)

Why on earth would anyone ever venture near the water in a place where Da U-Boat Commander might be found?

It's like going to Jurassic Park wearing a side of beef.

The only difference between... (Below threshold)

The only difference between now and then is that Kennedy actually went for help a bit quicker this time.

If the jetty is a location for frequent "heroic rescues" by Kennedys, I think the Kennedys use that jetty as hero-bait.

Is there a sign marking the danger of the jetty? Or does Ted keep running it over on beer runs?

I do sense a bit of irony i... (Below threshold)
Mike:

I do sense a bit of irony in the fact that Teddy tried to use a "13-foot Whaler" during his rescue.

Does the compound keep the boat handy just in case they need to rescue him?

Did you say a 13' whaler wa... (Below threshold)
Allium:

Did you say a 13' whaler was trying to be rescued or a 6' whale was rescueing?

Gee Allium, I was also wond... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Gee Allium, I was also wondering why they keep putting the term "Whaler" in every edition of this story.

More like a 6' whale in dir... (Below threshold)
moseby:

More like a 6' whale in dire need of a "manzere" or a "bro". And that pic on the right: is that his ass hanging out--WTF??

And in other news, Japanese... (Below threshold)
Insomniac:

And in other news, Japanese whalers were briefly detained after mistakenly, but understandably, harpooning a United States Senator from Massachusetts.

Was the second photo really... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Was the second photo really necessary?

The photos really do make t... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

The photos really do make the story, Kevin, but...

ahem...

J.

Fortunately he was hearing ... (Below threshold)
LJD:

Fortunately he was hearing a life belt and water-wings... Oh wait a second, that was just the dunlap and the man-tits.

when I saw this headline, I... (Below threshold)
kevin:

when I saw this headline, I was sure that you were going to tell us that a six pack had fallen out of the cooler and he dove in after it.

This might be a way to be r... (Below threshold)

This might be a way to be rid of him!

Just keep pushing him into the water, saying you were trying to save him after a 'beaching'...

Maybe I'm crazy but at no p... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Maybe I'm crazy but at no point in the story does it actually say that Teddy went for help, radioed for h elp, swam across the bay for help, went to a local Quickie Mart for cigarettes and remarked, oh by the way, there's a few fishermen stuck on a reef out there, or at least there was 12 hours ago.

My guess is that the headline writer suffers from Kennedy Worship Syndrome.

(It's a good thing for you guys there's a First Amendment. That photo could get you arrested in a lot of Third World countries.)

Note to self -- less beer m... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:

Note to self -- less beer more gym

If by assist, you mean he o... (Below threshold)
Matt:

If by assist, you mean he offered a martini, then he's a hero.

Don't manboobs qualify for ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Don't manboobs qualify for a NWS?

I mean I probably just lost my job.

Kevin, that was completely ... (Below threshold)

Kevin, that was completely uncalled for. That second picture is a crime against humanity.

At least now I know that TK is at least a C cup.

Hey, shut up. I look good.<... (Below threshold)
Teddy Kennedy:

Hey, shut up. I look good.

Gads, it looks like someone... (Below threshold)
Jim Hall:

Gads, it looks like someone half shaved a sasquatch!

I resent that.... (Below threshold)

I resent that.

It looks like Teddy has fin... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

It looks like Teddy has finally grown up..or as seems more likely, all his vices have finally left him. Kevin, thanks for the link to Mary Jo Kopechne, reminding us why we don't need dynasties in America, and their arrogant, corrupting power.

Don't know about up, but he... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

Don't know about up, but he is damn sure growing out.

Are you sure the headline w... (Below threshold)
Atrain:

Are you sure the headline wasn't, "6 Assist in the Rescue of Kennedy"....they probably needed 6 with that kind of weight to pull up.

Teddy is lucky he didn't ge... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Teddy is lucky he didn't get harpooned!...Yikes! Who took those pictures and what in the world makes him think it is appropriate to go without a shirt! His breasts are huge! If a woman went topless she would be arrested! Someone needs to tell him to get a shirt on! ... On the other hand it really is funny!

That's not a belly! Why it... (Below threshold)

That's not a belly! Why it's a built in buouancy control device!

I recommend we leave Teddy ... (Below threshold)
DL:

I recommend we leave Teddy alone on this one. He did what we all should do. I also think that he is one of the least hypocritical of the liberals. He has never backed off or pretended to be other than a liberal. That's much more than you can say for Hillary.
Say...what does she look like in a bathing suit?
Answer : the same pictures as above, only with longer hair and pant suit for bathing trunks!

If they were Girls, that he... (Below threshold)
SCM:

If they were Girls, that he had knocked up, he would have quietly gone back to his hotel room and let them drown without telling a soul.
The fat F*#% should have been brought up on murder charges, and never been elected to any office!

If they were Girls, that he... (Below threshold)
SCM:

If they were Girls, that he had knocked up, he would have quietly gone back to his hotel room and let them drown without telling a soul.

I think we're gonna need a ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.

I think what Ted did was gr... (Below threshold)

I think what Ted did was great. He is a hero in every since of the word. If i was up there on vacition and in trouble and Ted saved me i would say thank you and go. Good for him.




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