Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Man rescued after 5 hours

By Sasha Forbes
31 March 2009

A search and rescue operation was launched a man was reported missing by his wife. 40-year-old Wayne Burgstorm who wife reported him missing after he had not returned home from fishing. National Sea Rescue Institute’s Craig Lambinon says that Burgstorm had told his wife that he would be back in an hour.

“According to the man he had fallen out of his boat at about 11:00 in the morning after his boat hit a wave. About 7 to 8 nautical out to sea the NSRI found him at about 4:10 in the afternoon, so he had been in the water for well over 5 hours,” said NSRI’s Craig Lambinon

“The man is currently recovering in Knysna Hospital, he is reported to be doing well but still suffering from the ordeal that he experienced yesterday,” said Lambinon

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