STATION 4, MYKONOS
At 16h00 on Sunday 23 December NSRI Mykonos volunteers were called out for an overturned boat at the entrance to Mykonos harbour.
Mykonos Station Commander, Gerard Brune, said that it appeared that the five metre Rigid Inflatable Boat had overturned when its skipper misjudged a wave on the harbour approach and capsized.
There were a family of three onboard including a 5 year old boy who was fortunately wearing a life jacket. His parents were not.
The Parks Board Law enforcement boat was in the area and very quickly arrived on scene. They were able to rescue the three and tow the boat into harbour where our Mykonos volunteers helped to right it.
The NSRI is urging everyone launching a craft to wear a life-jacket before they leave the shore.