Saturday, April 26, 2008

Kite surfer rescued after failing to get airborne

By Ilhaam Hoosain
26 April 2008


On Friday at14h00, the NSRI St Francis Bay were activated following a report from an eye-witness observing a kite-surfer being swept out to sea at Cape St Francis.

“We launched our rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and NSRI volunteers responded by vehicle directly to the scene.

“A 40 year old local male was rescued from the surf, half a mile out to sea, in 25 knot South Westerly winds, and his kite and board were recovered,” says Craig Lambinon.

He goes on to say that the kite-boarder had been swept out to sea after failing to get his kite airborne.

“The man was not injured and required no further assistance after we brought him safely to shore aboard our rescue craft,” says Lambinon.

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