NSRI Jeffreys Bay rescue two locals after boat capsizes
Jeffreys Bay NSRI volunteers rescued two local men, one of whom was injured, from the surf line at Main Beach after their boat capsized on Monday evening at 5.31 pm.
Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said at 5.31pm, local NSRI volunteers were alerted by eye-witnesses reporting a boat with 2 men on board that had capsized. On arrival the NSRI volunteers rescued the two men, who are in their 30s, from the water and took them safely aboard the NSRI sea rescue craft.
They were brought to shore where NSRI medics treated the skipper for shock. His crewman was treated for a laceration to his leg and was transported to a local doctor for further treatment.
Their boat was righted and recovered. NSRI volunteers assisted the skipper to get the boat onto a trailer.
It is believed the boat may have suffered mechanical steering failure causing the boat to veer broadside to the incoming waves and causing the boat to capsize in the surf line.
(Article edited by Bev Mortimer)