Does any instructor teach self rescue for winging?
I am asking because we just had a rescue mission in Cumbuco, Brazil.
It got dark, and winds are side onshore...a helicopter had to assist with light...
I just can't understand, why that lady wasn't able to get back to shore herself...
So I wonder how much safety is considered in winging lessons.
A 44-year-old sailor was rescued by lifeguards from the Fire Department after being adrift with the equipment in the sea at Praia do Cumbuco, in Caucaia, in the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza. The incident took place in the late afternoon of Saturday (21).
An aircraft from the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer) was activated and helped the rescue by lighting the sea, while the agents swam towards the sailor. The woman, who was wearing a vest, came out of the water conscious and oriented.
According to Captain Rodrigo Carneiro, from the 2nd Marine Rescue Company of the Search and Rescue Battalion (BBS) of the Fire Department, the agents were called at around 5:40 pm, via the Integrated Security Operations Coordination (Ciops), to remove the a kitsurfer who was about 300 meters away from the sand strip and couldn't get out of the sea "due to lack of wind".
"Actually, there was no interference from the sea for her to be where she was, there was interference from the wind. As there was no wind to return she was adrift, the wind taking her. Because in fact the tide was not pulling, as she was already inside the sea, then it would be adrift until it leaves in Pecém", says captain Rodrigo Carneiro.
The firefighters emphasize the importance of sailors always leaving a person monitoring them on the sand strip, to trigger help in an emergency. According to the firefighters, the person who accompanied the sailor was the one who called the rescue.