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Teen fishermen rescued from rocks

2011-11-24 07:19

George - Three teenage boys were rescued after they were stranded on rocks at Gerricke's Point beach in Wilderness on Wednesday afternoon, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

"The three teenagers, from George, had gone fishing on Gerricke's Point at low tide but with the approaching new moon [and] spring tide they were cut off from mainland," NRSI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

"[They] called for help fearing that the high tide would swamp the rocks they were on."

The boys were ferried back to the shore by NSRI boats, and were treated for mild hypothermia.

Spring tide happens twice every month at the start of the new moon and at full moon.

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Comments
  • Mike - 2011-11-24 07:57

    Well done NSRI!

  • Marius Koen - 2011-11-24 08:01

    They are lucky. I know that area well and Gerricke's Point can be dangerous. Well done to the NSRI.

  • Juicecard - 2011-11-24 12:58

    Fishing is for men not boys!

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