EPIRB FALSE ALARM... Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol member Adam Mumford fills in the paperwork after an EPIRB was falsely activated on Thursday, September 21. Adam said the incident is a timely reminder to check safety gear before summer.
PORT Victoria Coastal Patrol, police and the rescue helicopter got a pre-summer training run when a boatie accidentally set off his emergency beacon on Thursday, September 21.
Coastal patrol was alerted after the EPIRB call was received in Canberra and transferred to Adelaide, identifying a kayaker in distress one nautical mile west of Balgowan.
When crews arrived the kayaker turned out to be a boatie who was in no distress, but had set off the distress signal accidentally.
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