At 13h09 (Saturday, 09th November) NSRI Mykonos volunteer sea rescue duty crew and SA Paramedic Services were activated following reports of a wind surfer overdue on Langebaan lagoon.
NSRI Mykonos volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched sea rescue craft GEMINI RESCUER II and our Transnet National Ports Authority Rescue Runner and responded.
The windsurfer, an adult male from Cape Town, was due in from windsurfing over two and a half hours earlier but had failed to return causing his friend concern who then raised the alarm.
While NSRI commenced a search at sea paramedics checked along the shoreline where eventually the windsurfer was found, by the paramedics, enjoying a drink at a local pub. It appears that he had sailed past the pub and chosen to stop in for a drink without informing his friend that he would be late.
NSRI urge paddlers, sailors and boaters to let a responsible person know their launch time, their exact route and their return time and to stick to their plan and check-in with the responsible person on their safe return on time.
At 12h16 (Sunday, 10th November) NSRI Mykonos volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a kite-boarder drifting and in trouble off-shore of Friday Island.