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Kayaker rescued after beacon activated

26 Nov 2013

Police are issuing a reminder to all water sports enthusiasts to have the correct safety equipment on board, after an incident at Port Lincoln on Tuesday 25 September, 2013.

At about 7.30pm, local police were called to Spalding Cove in the Lincoln National Park after a 65-year-old New South Wales man activated his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

The man had gone kayaking.

SES crews and a police helicopter were dispatched to search the area.

An SES crew on a boat found the man and guided him back to shore. He was unharmed by the incident.

Everyone who enjoys a day out on the water, be it fishing, skiing or paddling in a kayak, is reminded to carry the appropriate safety equipment with you at all times, including life jackets, EPIRB’s and safety flares.

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