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Rescued fishermen blame weather app: Kayaker Jim with Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell
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It was all the app’s fault.

That’s the story kayaker Jim is sticking with after he and a mate had to be rescued off Point Wilson in last night’s ferocious winds.

‘We checked on the app!’ Jim told Neil Mitchell, defending his decision to go fishing despite a severe weather warning.

‘It said (the wind) was dying to 20km/h.

‘When we went out there it was flat like a lake.

‘Next time we’ll get more opinions on the weather.’

Jim was tipped out of his boat in a three-metre swell, losing his fishing gear and flathead.

‘I was praying the whole time.’

Jim was a character; click play to hear the interview

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