Lookout! Issue 32, December 2014 – January 2015
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A man’s arm became entangled in a vessel’s mussel declumping equipment, resulting in serious harm.
A man who’d been drinking all day on a fishing expedition drowned after the boat ran out of fuel and he tried to swim ashore.
A kayaker made headlines for all the right reasons after becoming trapped under his kayak about 300 metres off the coast.
Two men in a small fishing boat had to make their way to shore through chest-deep water after their runabout capsized at the river mouth.
A fishing trawler returning to its home port hit a submerged rock and sank while navigating the harbour entrance in darkness.
A fishing trawler steered by autopilot struck rocks after the skipper lost track of time while he was tidying up the wheelhouse.
A man died after falling into very cold deep water while attempting to board a larger vessel from an inflatable dinghy.
The body must maintain the vital organs at a constant temperature of about 37.6°C to enable them to function normally.