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Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

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Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby erik the viking » 02 Dec 2018, 09:26

First day of summer and Mornington/Hastings had a busy day with 6 rescues across WP and PPB.
One involved the helicopter airlifting 2 guys out of WP around 9:30 pm. :down:
We can all make presumptions about these incidents, however if anyone has some first hand info, maybe you could share it with us so we can all learn.
The weather predictions for the afternoon/evening were for increasing winds and heavy rain later.

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Re: Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby Seasherpa » 02 Dec 2018, 09:41

The kayaker at Werribee was rescued by one of the Jetski guys not VMR so wouldn't be included in their tally.
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Re: Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby peatop » 02 Dec 2018, 09:55

Ian and myself watched the rescue chopper heading out from geelong in an easterly direction, it was pretty ruff out wide, we were 1km out and the swell was big enough at times to wonder about.
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Re: Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby inshorebrawler » 03 Dec 2018, 19:00

My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
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Re: Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby laneends » 03 Dec 2018, 19:57

If more people spent time on here instead of FB less of this would happen
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Re: Busy day for Mornington/Hastings VMR

Postby Fish Grylls » 04 Dec 2018, 07:27

Great work Erik. Both the kayaking and boating communities appreciate the work that you do in Western Port and the piece of mind that you can be called on in an emergency.

With allot of these incidences there is not all of information after the event. What went wrong and any recommendations. eg unsuitable kayaking or boating conditions, inappropriate kayak or boat for the conditions or inadequate safety gear.
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