Kayak angler lucky to be alive after going missing
This article will show you how very important - life saving - a good (shared) trip plan can save your life.
Having been married for (going on) three decades, a trip plan - a detailed description of exactly where I am gonna be and when I am gonna leave said location to return home and when that arrival should occur - is not new to me. I'm as independent as the next guy, mind you. More so probably. But when I leave the house I am either going fishing or I'm going into the woods for one reason or another. If I do not come back I want somebody coming and looking for me.
It's why you should never leave your house for a fishing trip without giving somebody numbers. I have friends that if they say to me "We're going to the mitigation" or "we're heading south" or "we're going to the lake site" I know exactly where they are. If they do not get home and their significant others call me looking for them, I know where to start looking.
This story is from SunLive in Auckland. We do not know why so many manly and exciting stories come from this part of the world, but we cannot help where we find the coolest content. It's about a guy out kayaking that did not come back - and the Coast Guard Helicopter that found and recovered him:
“The crew conducted an extensive search of the area around Waikawau on the West Coast of the Coromandel and at around 10.40pm were advised that a person was attempting to get their attention from the shoreline,” says a spokesperson for the rescue chopper.
“The helicopter landed at Kereta and uplifted the man, in his 40s, who was the missing kayaker.”
His kayak had capsized at around 3pm and he had used his partially submerged kayak to swim/paddle to shore.
“Unfortunately his mobile phone had become waterlogged, despite being in a waterproof pouch. He was not wearing a wetsuit. - See more at: http://sunlive.co.nz/news/156767-missing-kayaker-extremely-lucky-guy.html#sthash.HekXFn0o.dpuf