On the evening of May 10, an elderly married couple drove their van to the end of a harbor embankment in Haomei Borough in Chiayi County’s Budai Township to watch the sunset, but when they were driving away, the driver accidentally reversed the van so that it fell into the sea. The couple hurriedly climbed onto the van’s roof and waited for assistance.
When coast guards on duty at the Haomei Borough Inspection Office of the Coast Guard Administration’s Central Branch Offshore Flotilla 4 spotted the couple, four coast guards rushed to the scene with rescue equipment. First they guided the couple to climb onto a nearby raft, then they used a rope to haul the raft in close and, with the help of fishermen, ushered the elderly couple onto the shore. They then gave them thermal blankets so they would not get hypothermia. After taking the couple back to the inspection office, the coast guards let them have a hot drink and a rest. The couple had a fright but no external injuries. They thanked the coast guards for rescuing them and helping them calm down.
(Liberty Times, translated by Julian Clegg)
Photo courtesy of Offshore Flotilla 4 照片：第四岸巡隊提供
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