NSRI – Foreign couple assisted – Port Alfred.

SEA RESCUE – Sunday, 28th May. Foreign couple assisted – Port Alfred. Yacht freed from beach – Yzerfontein. Fisherman assisted – South Coast.:

Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred, Station commander, said:

At 17h45, Saturday, 27th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the local Halyards Hotel reporting a couple overdue after launching at 13h00 on a boat hired from the hotel to motor up the Kowie River but they had not returned as expected and they were overdue by about an hour.

We launched our rigid inflatable rescue craft Rescie 11 Alpha and found the couple, aged in their 20’s, they are from Belgium and Germany, 25 kilometers up river and they had no cell signal reception and the hired boat they were on had suffered motor mechanical failure.

They were brought safely to Port Alfred aboard our sea rescue craft and the hotel will arrange to fetch the boat during Sunday and no further assistance was required.

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