NACK Paddlers Rescue Sailors in Distress


NACK paddlers Colin Mullen and Dara Fee are featured in the December issue of Sea Kayaker magazine for their recent rescue of two sail boaters in Peconic Bay.  Very briefly, while on a paddling trip, they came across two sailors who had apparently gone overboard, without life vests (PFDs).  Neither was able to climb back aboard as their sailboat drifted away dragging its anchor.  Colin located one of the sailors in serious distress, quite a distance away, by his faint calls for help. Meanwhile Dara chased down the runaway sailboat and the second sailor. Most of the time we hear of boaters coming to the rescue of paddlers so it is especially gratifying to see those roles reversed. All the details are in the December issue of Sea Kayaker.

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