A pair of fishermen rescued a woman from a Massachusetts beach on July 29, after she kept an aggressive coyote at bay with a stick for about 10 minutes, according to local media.
Captain William Kelley and fisherman Andrew DeCarton noticed Marcy Sterlis’s distress from their boat as they approached Race Point Beach in Provincetown, with DeCarton using binoculars to see the incident from afar.
Sterlis can be heard crying “help me” and “he won’t leave me alone” as the animal accosts her in this footage, which DeCarton recorded during the approach to shore.
He said the “coyote was scared off by the sound of a paddle being hit against the boat,” before Sterlis was brought aboard to safety.
Sterlis later posted about the incident on Facebook, saying, “Major props to these guys for hearing my screams and responding - this coyote was relentless, and I don’t know what I would have done without them.”