Monday, January 28, 2008

Three men rescued after being swept out to sea

By Celeste Ganga
28 January 2008


On Sunday afternoon the National Sea Rescue Institute –Gordons Bay, responded to Pringle Bay where three men were reported to be swept out to sea on a small inflatable dinghy.

“Shortly into the search, they were found approximately 2 nautical miles off shore and 5 nautical miles across from where they launched. They had no safety equipment on board other than a cellphone that aided us in finding them,” says NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

Lambinon adds that the NSRI is encouraging anyone launching any kind of craft to go out to sea to carry all safety equipment that is necessary. These would include a whistle, signalling mirror, red distress flares, communication devices, a VHF radio and a cellphone.

“Always wear a life jacket and let a responsible person know where you going, what time you going and what time you are expected back,” stresses Lambinon.

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