Images from the rescue footage that will be televised as part of Air Rescue tonight. Photo from Channel 7.
Images from the rescue footage that will be televised as part of Air Rescue tonight. Photo from Channel 7.

Rescue of North Coast fisherman on TV program tonight

A RESCUE off the North Coast will feature in the second episode of Air Rescue which will hit television screens tonight.

In the story 'That Sinking Feeling', keen fisherman Scott, Wayne and his son Andrew head out to their favorite fishing spot, off Evans Head, when a freak wave engulfs the boat taking in more water than the guys can get out.

It's not long before it capsizes and the three are found fearing for their lives hanging to the up turned boat.

 

Images from the rescue footage that will be televised as part of Air Rescue tonight. Photo from Channel 7.
Images from the rescue footage that will be televised as part of Air Rescue tonight. Photo from Channel 7.

Callum Fry from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew helped rescue the fisherman.

"The show brings more awareness to what we do and people get first hand look at what happens which means we get further support, so that is great."

"Every mission is different."

"I'm just glad they were wearing life jackets and PLBs... it can be a long time in the water between getting the alert and us being able to reach them."

When asked if he felt adrenalin when being winched down to rescue someone, he said: "No, you don't want to feel adrenalin. That is when things go wrong."

"I have done it so many times in training."

Air Rescue airs on Prime 7 tonight at 8pm.



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