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RTCIPF Marine Officers Rescue Three Tourists in Kayak Incident


Two of the tourists who experienced rough seas during kayaking and were rescued by the police

Yesterday, the Marine Branch officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force carried out a successful rescue operation, saving three tourists in a kayaking emergency off the coast.


At approximately 5 p.m., the officers were on a routine patrol near Split Rock when they spotted three kayaks in distress within the inner banks near Turtle Rock. The rough seas and strong winds made the situation challenging for the kayakers, particularly for a lone female who was struggling to paddle back to shore.


Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the officers onboard the Sea Pursuit quickly intervened to offer assistance. They reached the lone female kayaker and provided much-needed aid. After ensuring her safety, they transported her to a nearby villa.


Following the successful rescue of the first tourist, the officers promptly returned to the same area to locate and assist the other two female kayakers. They were able to bring them to safety as well.


The quick and efficient response from the Marine Branch officers averted a potentially dangerous situation, and the tourists are now safe thanks to their heroic efforts. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has been commended for their professionalism and commitment to ensuring the safety of residents and visitors alike.


As a precautionary reminder, authorities advise all water sports enthusiasts, including kayakers, to stay vigilant and be aware of weather conditions before venturing out into the open waters. The seas can be unpredictable, and it's essential to prioritize safety at all times.

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