‘They’re getting a second chance’ | Local heroes honored by US Coast Guard after saving elderly men from boat back in June
Saved by the Jacket
On National Coast Guard Day, the Long Island Sector honored three teenagers and two men for their heroic actions this summer. Officials say the group saved the lives of five elderly men, who were out on the water back in June. Evan Kamoen, of Killingworth; Luke Voegeli, of Guilford; Ryan Kelly, of Pawcatuck; and brothers Jeffrey and Jason Nosal, of Middletown, were each given a good Samaritan public service award.
“Thank god they had life jackets on so they were able to stay afloat. But it was just scary to think that like, something like that could happen to anyone,” Kelly said.