Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:
“At 11h49, Friday, 23rd March, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Rescue 11 Alpha following reports of a drowning in progress in the Kowie River.
On arrival on the scene a male who had got into difficulty in the river was found safe ashore and not injured and no further assistance was required.
At 09h25, Sunday, 25th March, NSRI Port Alfred medics and a Gardmed ambulance services paramedic responded to East Beach where a 76-year-old man had been bitten by a dog causing bite marks to his right arm.
We found the man being assisted by the owner of the dog and we provided medical care and the man has been transported to hospital by Gardmed ambulance in a stable condition.”