Video: North American tourist kite surfer swept away in Topolobampo

Marine elements rescued him when he practiced windsurfing and was dragged offshore by the wind and the current

Topolobampo, Sinaloa.- Far from what could not happen, it was for a North American tourist that “the wind took it”, since while practicing windsurfing, one of the most dramatic episodes remained for its history.

And it is that the strong current and winds registered in the area of ​​Topolobampo literally “took” the tourist offshore and his life was in danger.

Given this, elements of the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico, as the National Maritime Authority and the Coast Guard, entered into its rescue.

Through a press release, the agency reported that on Monday, December 2, personnel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) of Topolobampo, rescued a person who was dragged offshore by wind and current while I was practicing.

This action was carried out after receiving a call from Civil Protection of the Mochis, informing the event, so that the departure of a Search and Rescue boat Defender class was ordered immediately, with ENSAR personnel assigned to this Naval Command.

In the area, a 35-year-old male person, originally from Crestine, California, United States, was seen and rescued by taking him to the pier, and later referred to his relatives, accompanied by staff of the Tourist Police of Ahome

The Ministry of the Navy asks the population to redouble the security measures in this season in which the northern winds that arrive in the region, potentialize the danger in the practice of water sports, also for emergency care or any request for support .

The Naval Sector of Topolobampo makes available the phones:

Topolobampo Naval Sector:

Phone: (688) -862-06-19

ENSAR Topolobampo: (668) 862-15-05

SEMAR:

01 800 6274621/01 800 (MARINA1)

01 (55) 56-24-65-00, to extensions 1000, 6004, 7226, 7852 or 8383

E-mail accounts:

cc2_emga@semar.gob.mx

sarmarina@semar.gob.mx

Source: linea directa

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