Boston Shootout With Suspect Damaged Man's Beloved Boat

Homeowner's passion for rare boat, involvement in capturing suspect inspires people to help.
2:35 | 04/21/13

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Before this weekend, very few people had heard of dave henneberry, he was living a quiet life in watertown, massachusetts, one of his passions was his rare boat. But henneberry's beloved boat got all shot up after he found the marathon bombing suspect hidden inside. Ron has this story. Reporter: A friend of henneberry said that he's heart broken over the loss of the boat. But now this is a viral campaign to buy him a new boat, a way of taking henneberry for the tip that led to the capture of the second bombing suspect. They're rallying around watertown's unsuspected hero, after he found dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding inside henneberry's 22-foot sea hawk. We're thinking about you and everyone in boston. Reporter: After watching friday's dramatic make capture, he posted this youtube video calling for people to donate money to replace henneberry's boat that was destroyed in the gun fight. So much pain and loss that has happened there. Reporter: Others are taking to other social media sites to show their support for henneberry whose keen eye brought an end the man hunt for dzhokhar tsarnaev. But his boat, his pride and joy was riddled with bullets. He's completely shocked. My poor boat. He's taken care of that boat meticulously since he had it and it's now, it's full of holes. Watertown police chief told gio benitez that he's amazed by the outpouring of support for henneberry. I got a message from someone in detroit, michigan, they want to replace the boat that got shot up. Reporter: Americans willing to help the man who led the police to capture the final suspect that's just beginning. And so far donations have ranged from 25 bucks to $1,000 from a lawyer. A new boat is expected to cost $30,000. But the money is now pouring in. Bianna, you think the government would reimburse him. The boat was destroyed in that shootout with government police. Regardless of where the money comes from, he deserves a new one. He does. Coming up -- we'll cover a

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