Video of man pulling boat in Pasco County goes viral

Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 07:49:40-04

Kenneth Keegan had to do a double-take when he was driving through Hudson Sunday morning because of the unique way someone found to pull their boat. 

In the video you hear Keegan joking, "when you have to go fishing in Hudson."

The video posted to Facebook  has been viewed around 100,000 in just a day. 

The driver was not pulled over or ticketed, but the Pasco County Sheriff's Office says deputies could have written a couple citations. 

After the video hit 10,000 views Keegan heard from a high school buddy that this would be a great opportunity to spread awareness about a friend in need of a heart transplant. 

So, with the post, Keegan added in the caption, "When fishing is LIFE! And your friend needs a new Heart!!"

Keegan, with the help of his friend, Glen Hobbs decided to add a link to a crowdsourcing page for Thomas Rutledge. 

Rutledge, a young father of six, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure five years ago.

Since then he has received a pace maker to help keep him alive.

"He only has five percent of his heart working," said Keegan. 

With the amount views, Keegan is hoping it can help spread his story. 

The link, "A Heart for Thomas," explains the family has to come up with 50% of the funds to move forward with a transplant. 

In a Facebook video chat, Rutledge said his friends give him hope, "I really didn't have hope not too long ago," he said, "and now just a lot of good friends coming together."

The friends have also been raising funds through car washes and efforts at Hobbs Hideaway.