On Friday, October 23, I was at the Paradise Point Hotel in the dining area that overlooks the water. A small crowd had gathered on the balcony, so I went outside to satisfy my curiosity.
Apparently, a guest had dropped her BlackBerry into the water. A kayaker was passing by, and the woman asked if he could retrieve it. The phone was still bubbling in about five feet of water. The kayaker attempted to pick up the phone with his paddle, only to have it slip deeper. With a little coaxing from the crowd above, the kayaker jumped into the water, completely submerged himself, and came up with the phone.
After jumping back into his boat, the kayaker paddled over to the nearby shore to hand the woman her phone. She offered him a $20 reward. He was happy, stating that he is unemployed and the money really made a difference. After hearing this, the woman handed him another $20 and told him that he was awesome.