BUSH TO THE RESCUE: NEIL BUSH, SON OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND BROTHER OF GEORGE W. BUSH, CAME TO THE RESCUE OF STRANDED WELLS BOATER IN MAINE

Man of action: Neil Bush rescued the stranded group in his family's famous boat, Fidelity IV

Ship Ahoy! Group stranded in the ocean rescued by kind captain – only to discover he is former President George Bush’s son

 Daily Mail PUBLISHED:  16 July 2013

The Wells woman and six passengers thought they would be stranded for hours when their boat‘s engine conked out near Kennebunkpor, Maine, at the weekend. 

But the captain who came to their rescue was none other than the son of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Neil Bush, on board the famous family vessel Fidelity IV.

 
Savior: Son of former US President George H.W. Bush, Neil Bush (center), rescued the stranded group in Maine Savior: Son of former US President George H.W. Bush, Neil Bush (center), rescued the stranded group in Maine

 

Polinger said she was blown away when she eventually recognized Bush.

‘The boat came right over to us and this man resembled George Bush,’ she told the Portland Press Herald.

‘He was very, very eager to help us.

 ‘I was looking at the front of his boat and I saw ‘Fidelity IV.’

‘I said, ‘Oh my God, it’s Bush’s boat.”

 
Man of action: Neil Bush rescued the stranded group in his family's famous boat, Fidelity IV Man of action: Neil Bush rescued the stranded group in his family’s famous boat, Fidelity IV

 

Worried that something was wrapped around the propeller of her boat, Thank You Norman, Polinger asked Bush if he had a knife she could borrow.

She said he instead sprang into action.

‘He came right on the boat, took off his shirt and went in the water,’ Polinger said.

‘He felt around the prop, but nothing was wrapped around it.

‘He got out of the water and asked me where I wanted to go.’

Polinger said Bush, chairman of non-profit Points of Light which aims to increase volunteerism, hooked up her boat and towed it to her jetty in Wells Habor.

Wells Harbor Master Chris Mayo said the incident was ‘uneventful’, aside from the Bush connection, and it was likely the boat hit a lobster buoy. 

The Fidelity IV made headlines in July 2010 when it ran aground on Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk.

As many as 500 spectators watched as the 38-foot boat was pushed back into the water. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2364793/Ship-Ahoy-Group-stranded-ocean-rescued-kind-captain–discover-President-George-Bushs-son.html#ixzz2ZCfc1TSp
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