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Hero boater helps rescue 23 from sinking boat

Posted: 6:29 PM, Jun 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-03 06:11:58-04
Hero boater helps rescue 22 from sinking boat
Hero boater helps rescue 22 from sinking boat
Hero boater helps rescue 22 from sinking boat
Hero boater helps rescue 22 from sinking boat
Hero boater helps rescue 22 from sinking boat

Jeremy Shockley and his son Daniel jumped into action after hearing a boater distress call go out over the radio.

The call was for a charter boat carrying a class tour from Kent School in Kent County. A total of 23 people were on board, 14 of them fourth graders from the school.

"I had no idea it was tiny kids, children, it was a horrific sight," Jeremy Shockley said.

The boat had hit something near Bloodsworth Island in the Chesapeake Bay and the boat started to sink.

"When I saw them I was scared to death," Daniel Shockley said.

Five people were taken to the hospital, but all of them have been released. Everyone survived.

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