Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Three rescued by NSRI on West Coast

By Celeste Ganga
30 January 2008


On Tuesday the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) received a call off-shore of the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate reporting two kite-surfers in difficulty. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon says that shortly thereafter they were informed that a wind-surfer was also in difficulty in the same area.

“On arrival on scene all men were found safely on the beach. It turned out that the two kite boarders (both from Table View) had managed to paddle to shore, but left their kite sails at sea. An Austrian on holiday in South Africa, wind-surfing in the same area, came across the two kite sails at sea,” says Lambinon.

He says the Austrian tied the sails to his wind surfer and tried to get to shore, but he kept falling over. The Austrian then swam to shore and managed to bring the sails along with him.

“The two kite-surfers re-united with their kite sails once the wind-surfer got a shore. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident and no further assistance was required on scene,” says Lambinon.

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