CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Recovery of Kite Surfer

Posted by Trevor Farmer
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Operation Details
Thu, 13/10/2016 - 18:50 - 19:20
Operation Type: 
CG Operation (good samaritan)
People Assisted: 
Total Volunteer Hours: 

Thursdays training session for operational crew started with a report from the wharf of a person who looked to be in trouble outside the entrance to the Mana Marina.

MR1 with 4 crew responded and identifed a person trying to get to shore across the tide and towing a kite. MR1 was positioned for the Stop Assess Plan process that we use for our training and operational responses.

A throw bag was used to bring the kite surfer across to MR1. There was a risk that trailing  kite lines could be ingested into the jet intake and impellor, MR1's engine was stopped for the rcovery of the kite surfer and his gear.

Kite Surfer was assessed and transported back to the small boat ramp at the Mana Cruising Club and the crew returned to the nights training plan


41° 6' 6.3936" S, 174° 51' 52.0956" E
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