Boaties rescued off Kapiti Coast

Last updated 10:03 17/12/2012
Kapiti boat rescue
LIFE FLIGHT NZ
Capsized: Rescuers were easily able to spot two fishermen weaning life jacket.

Relevant offers

Kapiti Observer

Chainsaw comes out after latest twist in giant macrocarpa hedge conflict The Way We Were: cash, cannabis and crayfish in 1980s Porirua Morepork murals keeping watch over Waikanae River Peka Peka-Otaki Expressway cycling options to be explored Paraparaumu Cricket Club, Levin Old Boys to square off on three fronts Sudbury in Kapiti hosts first same-sex wedding Spark first tenant confirmed for new Coastlands complex Bad news beach rejects sand transfusions, starts swallowing concrete block wall Like father, like son: youngster makes kids' menu at Waikanae restaurant Waikanae-born chef Brock West becomes Navy's newest Commanding Officer

Two Hutt Valley brothers were rescued yesterday after their boat capsized just off the Kapiti Coast.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived at the scene at 1.10pm, after receiving a report that two men were in the water about 100 meters from shore.

A surf life saving IRB arrived also at the scene.

The men - one in his 30s, the other in his 40s - were wearing life jackets. They were safetly picked up and taken to Wellington Hospital, where they were assessed before being released yesterday afternoon.

Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg said he had no doubt that wearing life jackets played a big part in saving the men’s lives.

“Both men were floating on the surface quite comfortably waiting for rescue," he said.

“I’ve been to many rescues like this where the people drowned because they were not in life jackets.”

Ad Feedback

- Kapiti Observer

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should Kapiti have international airport?

Yes, there's plenty of land there

No, it's too far for people to travel to

Maybe

Don't care

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content