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Stiletto
06-11-2016, 11:10 PM
http://assets.stuff.co.nz/video/production/1465690568732-rescue.mp4

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80972609/video-of-dramatic-rescue-of-kayaker-on-infamous-greymouth-bar


I tried to put up a clickable video but it wont work even though the link does.

They call it the bar, but more accurately it is the river mouth. The bar will be offshore a bit, it seems he was washed in.

seanz
06-12-2016, 02:48 AM
Kayaker, I think it's Swahili for 'over-confident'.

Know someone that (years ago) had the rescue chopper out looking for him after he tried to kayak out the breach of Lake Ellesmere into the sea....lucky boy.


For those that don't remember that particular bar in the OP.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByGSMmenPDM

skuthorp
06-12-2016, 04:00 AM
He was lucky to survive that even though he had a suit on and all. Actually he was lucky that the men managed to get hold of him even though he was so close to the wall.

Paul Pless
06-12-2016, 07:40 AM
that was touch and go
his rescuers really were in a precarious position, that could have easily ended very badly