Block Island Captain Honored for Rescue

Capt. Bob DiSanto of the Safe/Sea tow boat on Block Island was honored by TowBoatUS and the marine-assistance lobbying group C-PORT for helping to save an elderly couple that was found unresponsive on their boat in August 2019.

The incident took place when a radio call was receive concerning a boat in Great Salt Pond containing two unresponsive individuals suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

While assistant harbormaster Gary Ryan administered medical assistance to the couple, DiSanto towed the vessel to the dock, where medical personnel were waiting.