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NFL quarterback reportedly saves family in helicopter crash with his jet ski


NFL quarterback Blaine Gabbert, along with his brothers, apparently helped rescue a family Thursday who crashed into the water in a helicopter by using their jet skis to transport the family to safety.

According to Gabbert, who currently serves as a backup to future Hall of Famer Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he and his brothers happened to be cruising around Hillsborough Bay near Tampa on Thursday when they heard a “faint noise” and rushed to investigate.

“I just remember looking to the West and seeing it almost looked like a crew boat in the water that had broken up in about four pieces, and I vaguely remember seeing like two yellow life jackets, so I was like, ‘All right we gotta go check this out,'” Gabbert said.

When they arrived, they found a family who had been forced to execute a crash water landing in a helicopter, which was rapidly sinking in the water.

“The youngest kid had just came up and said he was pinned in there and I asked if anyone else was trapped and then I called 911, tried to remain as calm as possible,” Gabbert said at a Friday press conference.

Gabbert said that he was able to get two people out of the water and onto his jet ski, then help a third onto his brother’s jet ski. A…

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