Kai Otton helps rescue father and son in treacherous surf
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 January, 2014 - Kai Otton and his father, Greg, have come to the rescue of another father and son in waters off the New South Wales far south coast. The man, 40, and his seven-year-old son became caught in a rip current while canoeing at Bithry Inlet, north-east of Bega, yesterday afternoon.
Greg Otton, who is now a retired abalone diver, spotted the pair in trouble and helped the young boy to shore. His son, surfing champion Kai Otton, came to the aid of the young boy's father, who had been swept 100 metres out to sea.
Greg Otton says conditions were treacherous and the pair are lucky to be alive. "Everything ended up happy, but it was so close to a double fatality," he said.