Two men on a rubber boat have almost gotten pulled out to sea in Nakhodka Bay. Rescuers from the Nakhodka branch of the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry rescued them.
According to preliminary information, a rubber boat started to drift to sea due to a strong wind. Two men of 32 and 35 years old were on board of the boat. They tried to paddle towards a ship they saw. One of the men grappled the anchor rope and hung on it, while the other continued drifting out to sea.
Nakhodka branch of the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry received a distress signal at 09:30AM local time. A task force of rescuers, rigged with diving suits and necessary equipment on Favorit-470 boat moved to the location.
Rescue operation took only 30 minutes. The first man was removed from the anchor rope and then rescuers got to the second man. His boat was half-filled with water at the time. Rescuers put life-jackets on the men and evacuated them and their boat to the shore. They didn’t require medical attention.