West and Toni Kistler used to own the Sea and Sand Cottages here in Port Aransas and have since moved to Arkansas. They now own Kings River Retreat.
Before they moved, West took David, Val, Adam and B. on a kayak trip in the channel behind the island.
Brittany did very well as Vals kayak mate. Adam rode (or rowed) with David.
Val had a chance to go solo and fell off his kayak in the deep water. He remained calm and followed West's directions throughout the whole rescue and managed to swim to shore.
Date taken: 2002 04