Isang Yachtsman na taga-Germany ang muntik ng malunod dahil sa pagkalaglag niya sa sinasakyan. Nabalitaang nawawala siya ng tatlo at kalahating oras nang natagpuan siyang palutang-lutang gamit ang kanyang pantalon na ginawang parang life-jacket.
Si Anne Murke na may edad na 30 ay naglalayag papuntang New Zealand noong ika-6 ng Marso. Nangyari ang insidente ng bigla na lang humampas ang boom ng yacht at naging sanhi ng pagpunta niya sa dagat.
“I was floating in the water not wearing any life jacket. Just my T-shirt, my jeans, that was all,” sabi ni Anne Murke sa New Zealand Herald.
“My brother started directly to get me but the swell was like three meters. He threw a life jacket with a rope overboard. I couldn’t reach that, it was already too far away.”
Buti na lang at alam ni Anne Murke gumawa ng pampalutang gamit ang kanyang pantalon. Itong paggawa ng pampalutang ay ginagawa ng mga Navy Seals.
“Luckily, I knew the trick with the jeans. Without the jeans I wouldn’t be here today, they were really the thing that saved me.”
“I saw it many years ago and I always thought if I ever go overboard without a life jacket I’m going to do that,” sabi pa ni Anne Murke.
Ito naman ang paraan na ginawa niya upang magawa ang pampalutang.
“I took a deep breath, took out my jeans, made knots at the end of the legs and inflated the jeans; pull it over water and get air inside and then push it under water – I had like an improvised life vest.”
Buti na lang at natagpuan siya ng mga coast guard. Ilan sa mga litrato ni Anne Murke ay nakuhanan. Tunay na napaka-swerte niya sa pangyayaring ito.
Ito naman ang sinabi ni Chris Henshaw na isang Rescue Coordination Centre NZ Senior Search and Rescue Coordinator sa website ng kanilang ahensya:
“It was fortunate the yacht had both a VHF radio and emergency beacons (two) to raise the alert,”\
Imagine being stuck in the middle of the ocean for two hours without any idea if you will be saved with 2.5 metre swells pushing you from side to side? Well that is what our Rescue Crew attended yesterday. 20 nm off Tolaga Bay, a man had gone overboard from a yacht and through the quick response from our team and other rescue services, we were able to find him. He is so incredibly lucky to be alive.
Posted by Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
“Without appropriate communications devices and beacons it may have turned out differently,” sabi pa ni Henshaw.