Captain in distress assisted in Marsalforn, Gozo
Two volunteers of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps noticed a boat in distress yesterday evening, at around 19:00h due to bad weather. They approached the boat and found the captain struggling as he couldn’t approach the harbour.
The two volunteers managed communicate with the person on board, asking him if there were other people with him on the boat. They managed to get the captain to throw a rope to them and dragged the boat at a safe distance from the shore, and the captain jumped safely. They reassured and provided first aid to him because he suffered from shock.
The boat was later dragged further inside the port, with the help of other locals and was lifted from the sea with a crane later during the night.