An urgent aid mission will get under way today to drop vital
supplies to a kayaker attempting a solo trip across the
Scott Donaldson, left from Coffs Harbour, north of Sydney and
was now about 500km of New Zealand's coastline, Radio New
The 43-year-old from Hamilton has run dangerously low on
supplies after his trip was delayed by rough weather and
Mr Donaldson's wife Sarah has asked Taupo rescue pilot John
Fennell to make a drop of much needed supplies.
Mr Fennell told RNZ Mr Donaldson had a radio but he would
still be trying to find a small speck in a big ocean.
"The trick is actually getting the container of contents down
right in front of him or beside him and they're a little
parachute so we've got to be very accurate.
"It will be a bit of a challenge for us," Mr Fennell said.
- Rebecca Quilliam of APNZ