Inspiring news about the legacy of Jacob Martin’s Eagle Scout project in Sussex County:
“Rashid Gafurov forever will be grateful for the birthday present he received from 18-year-old Eagle Scout Jacob Martin, of Ocean View […]
The tide divided Gafurov from his board, and he struggled as the water funneled him underwater through the inlet at a rate of 9 knots. One of the most dangerous inlets on the eastern seaboard, Indian River has claimed countless lives. […]
But it would not claim Gafurov’s, as an unidentified good Samaritan spotted the struggling man and threw a life ring to him.
The ring was there to be thrown thanks to Martin, an Eagle Scout from Troop 281 in Ocean View. He installed three lifesaving rings on each side of the inlet for his Eagle Scout Service Project in 2012.”
Read more about how Martin’s Eagle Scout project saved Gafurov’s life in The News Journal article, “Stemming a Deadly Tide.”