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Students saved after winds push kayaks out to sea

Students saved after winds push kayaks out to sea

Postby Yako » 04 May 2016, 00:13

Lifesaving Victoria said eight kayakers, six students and two teachers from Warrnambool, were caught unaware by the conditions were rescued at Anglesea, south-west of Melbourne, about 9:30am.
Matthew Solly from Anglesea's Surf Life Saving Club said the kayakers were overpowered by winds and taken up to 1 kilometre out to sea.
"The wind virtually blew the boat away from where they were and they were in the water," he told 774 ABC Melbourne.
He said the students remained calm during the rescue.
"It's a great result to have them here alive," Mr Solly said, and warned people to take heed of weather warnings.
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Re: Students saved after winds push kayaks out to sea

Postby Rockofclay » 04 May 2016, 02:37

Didn't see the forecast this morning, but with today's weather, surely coastal kayaking would have been an obvious no no...
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