Ryan Teixeira: 15 year old talks rescue of tourist in Whangamatā during outdoor camp
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An outdoor education camp turned into a rescue mission in Whangamatā for a couple of Papamoa College students.
15 years olds Ryan Teixeira and Sam Clark rescued a tourist who was barely above choppy water after being separated from his kayak.
Ryan Teixeira told Andrew Dickens he noticed the tourist while he was on a kayak trip himself.
"We instantly went oh no, we've got trouble on our hands," he said.
He says the man wasn't responded, so he jumped into the water to help.
"I had to chuck him on the kayak...we managed to get him on after a good 30 seconds of wrestling him on there."
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