Offshore wind - rescue north of Gisborne

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Mac50L
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:29 am

A strong offshore wind. No mention as to whether they'd checked a weather report prior to going out.

Sucked 9km out to sea: Father and son plucked from surging waters near Gisborne
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12368682

'I was thinking the worst': Son breaks down when dad found alive on kayak 15km from shore
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300118 ... from-shore

Divers rescued
http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/local-n ... s-rescued/

Mac50L
Posts: 540
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:27 am
Kayak Make: SeaLand
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Location: Banks Peninsula
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:11 pm

The Gisborne incident podcast from Radio NZ
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programm ... er-weekend

He admits they didn't check a forecast before going out.

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