Anyone got any details? My mum just rang to make sure it wasn't me!
Bay search for missing kayaker
May 25, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
An air and sea search is underway for a man on kayak missing between the mouth of Wynnum Creek and St Helena Island in Moreton Bay this afternoon.
Water Police are coordinating the search by a helicopter and six rescue vessels.
The boats will continue searching during the night.
http://www.baysidebulletin.com.au/story ... ker/?cs=12
It was over twenty knots when he went missing. The wind is not so important now, though at the time it may well have been a contributing factor. The biggest concern is the water temperature (about 19 C), and the 'assumed' lack of safety comms. Exposure and hypothermia are inevitable by now.kevinnugent said:I saw aerial shots of the area on the news. It was flat as a tack. Obviously no way to know what the conditions were like earlier though. Fingers crossed for him.
Yes Andy. But not so much if he had the skills. If he had the skills though, surely he would have had the safety comms like VHF and PLB. The people who are in that place are the ones most likely to have all that safety gear, but they rarely use it because their skills get them out of it.theclick said:Questionable conditions to attempt that crossing.
Yes, thanks Andy. He was, thankfully, found by Water Police near the coal loading facility, within the Brisbane River mouth, close to 10 pm. He was not in his kayak, but on top of it. Apparently there were two of them, and the other person got to shore previously and alerted authorities. We will find out more early today on the news. Just before he was found, there were 18 vessels searching for him, including 2 helicopters at $ 3,000/hr each. (Total cost? - I would conservatively guess at $ 80,000).andybear said:Hi all
Courier mail says he was found at the Port of Brisbane,and is being cared for by the ambos.
No details on his condition....
Cheers all andybear
Not at all Geoff....not intimated at all. SOLAS is paramount, regardless of how the situation occurs. I've been out of a yak in Moreton Bay and failed successful re-entry many times in an hour. It is a feeling of utter loneliness, not to mention the cold and ever present danger of sharks.BigGee said:Re the cost; so do you suggest they should have been left to drown?
Well there you go, I already said I'd be cautious or be ready to head for Nudgy. If the SSW was solid, and you miss the end of Fishermans Island there is no obvious B Plan that does not involve paddle skill.cjbfisher said:
I do not agree Ken/Clive/Chris... you do not know enough people at the top end of the skills spectrum. Your limit is not necessarily someone else's limit. There are people far more skilled who think your 20 knots is child's play to them. You cannot pick a figure, e.g. 20 knots, and say that is the limit. (Caveat: depends what you are paddling, and where you are paddling.)Safa said: