Just to Say Thank You
Forty years after the Wahine capsized near Steeple Rock in Wellington Harbour, Queenstown artist Kate Watson, née McGibbon, still searched for the man who rescued her, only to discover he died five years ago. McGibbon, 59, was 19 when medical student Ratu Eroni Vakacegu grabbed and pulled her into a rubber dinghy, directing the 1 people on board to a safe landing at Pencarrow Heads on the desolate eastern shore of the Harbour. “I feel really sad about his death. I feel devastated. I hoped and prayed that he was still alive so that I could say thank you.” McGibbon said. The story can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4lbyfc.