A man was rescued at Moruya Heads after he was blown one kilometre out to sea in strong winds on Sunday afternoon.
Far South Coast Life Saving spokesperson, Andrew Edmunds, said the paddle boarder, aged in his 40s, got into distress just after 3pm on September 3.
“The man had lost his paddle and had been blown offshore by the strong westerly winds,” Mr Edmunds told the Bay Post/Examiner.
“He had fallen from his board a few times and damaged the board in the wind.”
Surf life savers from Moruya and Broulee were called to the scene, with the Westpac Life Saver 23 rescue helicopter winching the man to safety.
Mr Edmunds said the man was flown to Moruya Airport and assessed by paramedics.
“He was suspected to have mild hypothermia and was very fatigued, but did not require hospitalisation or further treatment,” he said.
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