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Mickey Mouse crashes in Cape Town

2011-11-29 21:54

Capw Town - A hang glider reported to have crashed into the sea at Logies Bay in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon turned out be nothing more than a lost Mickey Mouse balloon.

NSRI Hout Bay station commander Brad Geyser said a crew of sea rescuers were sent out at 13:47 after a witness reported seeing a hang glider plunging into the at Logies Bay, Llandudno.

"Our NSRI volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft Albie Matthew and responded while a Hout Bay volunteer, EMS paramedic Mark Muller, and an NSRI Hout Bay volunteer, crewman Shaun Thomas, responded to the scene by road," Geyser said.

"The witness, a Llandudno resident, reported seeing the hang glider parachute plummeting into the sea and also reported seeing what appeared to be the hang-glider survivor slowly swimming ashore. He then confirmed that it appeared that the hang-glider survivor was now lying motionless on the rocks."

At the scene Muller and Thomas, after negotiating "some barely accessible terrain", discovered a large Mickey Mouse party balloon on the rocks.

"It has been confirmed that this was a case of mistaken identity and we suspect that the afternoon sun silhouetted against the balloon may have given the shape, the impression, of being a hang glider to the witness," Geyser said.

The operation was filed as a "False Alarm with Good Intentions".

Comments
  • fredahsm - 2011-11-29 22:59

    Thats what happens when u smoke too much weed, u wil see things. Ask Snoopy...........

      Go - 2011-11-30 10:00

      Lol, The Rescuers saved Mickey ? Sounds like a new movie for disney !! lol

  • Johann - 2011-11-29 23:00

    What was Minny's opinion about all of this ???

      Mike - 2011-11-30 06:08

      She has taken up with Pete. She gets the clubhouse and Pluto. Goofy and the rest of Mickey's buddies are going to have to find somewhere else to hang out ;)

  • Mike - 2011-11-30 06:06

    "hang glider parachute"? Hang gliders don't look anything like parachutes, paragliders don't even look like parachutes but I would imagine that is what was meant.

  • Airborne68 - 2011-11-30 06:32

    I bet the witness has had the mickey taken out of him.

  • Peter - 2011-11-30 07:45

    Now I know where my tik went to Tweety Bird is at it again, imitating Donald Duck

  • che.strohfeldt - 2011-11-30 08:28

    Where is Capw Town??? :-D

  • Lawrence - 2011-11-30 08:55

    "......after a witness reported seeing a hang glider plunging into the at Logies Bay, Llandudno." Does anyone proof-read before this stuff is published?

      Ally - 2011-11-30 09:17

      No, they're all sipping something liquid at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

  • Daniel - 2011-11-30 09:33

    Wonder what NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon has to say about this Micky Mouse emergency...

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