Kite Surfer saved off Clover Point
A man calling himself only "Marty" is lucky to be alive after his kite surfing equipment failed and left him floating in the waters off Clover Point Saturday.
Luckily for Marty, he was spotted bobbing up and down and the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue team rescued him about 300 metres from shore. The Vancouver Island man, who was uninjured in the incident, was brought to shore at Ogden Point.
Marty tells CTV Vancouver Island it’s a great comfort to know there are people looking out for each other.
“It was a relief to see them because the current was actually just switching around, I was basically just floating out front off the point out there. I wasn’t making any progress anymore.”