Boat capsizes in Kowie River Mouth

According to Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander:

“At 11h15, Sunday, 26th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a boat capsized with two local men onboard at East Pier in the Kowie River Mouth.

Port Alfred Sea Rescue base. Pic: Mauneen Charter

“Our sea rescue craft Lotto Challenger and Rescue 11 Alpha were launched and our sea rescue vehicle and Gardmed ambulance services responded.

“Both men had managed to get ashore and local surfers were assisting to try to recover the men’s personal effects that had been ejected from the boat when it capsized.

“With only minor and cuts and bruises they required no medical attention and we righted their boat and towed the casualty boat into the Kowie river harbour where their boat was recovered and no further assistance was required.

The eye-witnesses and the surfers who assisted on the scene are commended for their assistance.”

Released by: Craig Lambinon



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