Police Respond To “Kite Surfer In Distress”

January 12, 2018

On Wednesday [Jan 10], police responded to a “kite surfer in distress” after the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] initially received a report of a vessel sinking.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday 10th Januaray, 1.42pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by a member of the public reporting a vessel sinking off south shore near Warwick, with possibly 2-3 persons in the water.

“Bermuda Radio commenced an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast [Panpan] to vessels in the area as Police Land and Marine units are also dispatched to the scene. BMOC calls the reporting source who advises that it is a kite surfer in distress [currently clinging to surfboard] and that Police land unit have arrived on scene.”

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