Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz provides aid to rescue friends lost at sea in Panama
Thursday, May 29 2014 @ 03:36 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Despite the distance, Ruiz was able to aid in the effort, providing financial support to pay for extra search boats.
“Whatever he thought he needed to do, he was going to be able to do it,” Juan Samuel said Tuesday, interpreting for Ruiz.
At game time on Sunday, a game in which Ruiz did not play, only one of the three had been found. By the seventh inning, a second had been taken to safety. After the game, Ruiz got the news that the final friend had been rescued after 40 hours in the water.
All three of Ruiz's friends survived.
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