Story: Search and rescue

Marooned on a reef (3rd of 3)

Marooned on a reef

This man fell asleep on his boat and ran aground on a reef east of Fiji, in 2005. Once he was found, a survival pack and radio was dropped to him by a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion aircraft, and a boat rescue was organised.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - New Zealand search and rescue organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007