A tragic scene unfolded at East Beach as a boat, Sea Breeze, entering the Kowie River mouth, threw its passengers into a turbulent ocean, resulting in two men drowning.
A third man scrambled to safety.
The event was witnessed by people at Guido’s and at East Beach and calls were made to NSRI and emergency services, who were at the beach shortly after the incident took place.
One of the victims died after his body was brought to shore while another, despite over half an hour of CPR, succumbed to the ordeal.
Talk of the Town will furnish more information when the SAPS and NSRI release it and the families of those that died have been informed.