Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:
At 07h00, Sunday, 15th October, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew responded to the Kowie River, near to our NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue base, where we assisted the SA Police Services to recover the body of a man found washed up on the shoreline of the Kowie River.
The body of an unidentified male was recovered from the river by our NSRI rescue swimmers and the body of the male has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket and are investigating.
Media release supplied by Craig Lambinon, Sea Rescue Communications