15 Oct 2014

Back from the dead - Rob MacLean

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:08 pm on 15 October 2014

He suffered an 11,000 volt electric shock and he's more than a little lucky to be alive to tell the tale. Thirty-eight-year-old yachtie, Riki Te Tau, had a brush with death when he brought a four metre catamaran off the beach in Queen Charlotte Sound. The cat's mast got too close to power lines, but luckily for Riki, he was outside the Outward Bound School at Anakiwa. And school director Rob MacLean happened to be there.