Missing West Coast fisherman found
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 8:56p.m.
By 3 News online staff
A man missing off the West Coast of the South Island has been found by a search helicopter.
The helicopter's crew spotted the man about 8:45pm on a rugged section of coastline.
His boat had been caught by a rogue wave and was wrecked on the rocks, but the man made it to shore.
A search and rescue operation was launched earlier on Monday evening when the man was reported overdue from a fishing trip.
He had left the town of Little Wanganui on the West Coast around midday in a 4.2m Ospray boat and was expected home about two hours later.
Police were first notified by the man’s partner that he was overdue about 6pm.
The man was not believed to have had a lifejacket or any other survival equipment with him.
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11/07/2012 10:43:06 p.m.
Disgruntled wife wrote:
Hello Jim Seaview, I am the idiots wife and I would like to say that he was wearing a lifejacket and carrying flares, you sir are the idiot for believing everything the media tells you
10/07/2012 8:14:24 a.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
QUOTE: " The man was not believed to have had a lifejacket or any other survival equipment with him.Quote: "Mensah Emmanuel wrote:Thank God for protecting him; blessed be the group."Mensah - More like thank the Lord for having an effective Search & Rescue organisation that can quickly respond to rescue IDIOTS that do not wear lifejackets or have an EPIRB (electronic Positioning Indicator Radio Beacon)or flares.He can also thank the kind weather and also his very alert wife for a very good outcome.
9/07/2012 10:32:34 p.m.
Mensah Emmanuel wrote:
Thank God for protecting him; blessed be the group.
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