Episode 134 Jarrod Garber from South Africa, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)
April 28, 2023 | Hosted By: Jason Quinn
In this episode of The Real ResQ, we are joined by Jarrod Garber from South Africa, working with the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).As he was called into the principal's office (for his kids), he saw the quarterly magazine for NSRI.Immediately he knew that's what he wanted to do.We talk about his very first rescue, where he was at the base ready to go before the call out was made.A yacht in distress had lost its motor and tattered sails, making it dead in the water.He and his crew took the yacht in tow and saved the boat and the crew. Jarrod tells of his second rescue which literally happened the day after his first rescue. This was a different yacht that was taking on water and sinking. The crew of the yacht had been picked up by a passing freighter ship. Jarrod and his crew were called out to bring them and their dog back home. We sidetracked into a rescue that happened the day before our recording. This case was a person on the shore rocks who had broken his leg and was unable to get out of his precarious location without help. We then talk about a rescue of a sailing vessel that had lost its rudder 150 km offshore. The vessel was able to get about 30 km from shore where Jarrod and his crew were able to get out to assist them. Another rescue we get to hear the details about was based on an article that was written in the NSRI Sea Rescue Magazine, Autumn 2021, titled A Group Effort To Save a Family. The last rescue we talk about earned the entire station the ‘Meritorious Service Award’ for the efforts involved in one of the deadliest natural disasters in South Africa in the 21st century, and the deadliest storm since the 1987 floods. Enjoy!
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