NSRI reunites kite-boarder with his kite

2018-10-09 06:00

A kite-boarder from Noordhoek was reunited with his kite that he left at sea on Saturday 6 October.

“The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Hout Bay rescued a kite at sea on Saturday after reports that the kite-boarder appeared to be in difficulty about half a kilometre off-shore of Chapmans Peak, between Chapmans Peak and Noordhoek. We received the call at 11:32 and launched the sea rescue craft Albie Matthews,” Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, says.

The kite-boarder had abandoned his kite at sea and appeared to be paddling towards shore on the board. “The sea rescue craft Albie Matthews was launched and on arrival we found that the kite-boarder had reached the shore at Noordhoek corner and he was reported to be safe ashore and not injured,” Pringle said.

“We recovered the man’s kite and with the help of the eye-witnesses who had reported the incident the man was informed that his kite was at our sea rescue base.”

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