Sea Rescue – Port Elizabeth and Melkbosstrand – 26th December, 2010:
NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteers and Emergency Services responded to Willows Gate 5 beach following reports of a drowning accident.
On arrival on-scene paramedics attempted to resuscitate a male aged approximately 20, from Port Elizabeth, and after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted he was declared dead.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
At 19h49 NSRI Melkbosstrand volunteers launched a sea rescue craft following eye-witness reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty off shore of Melkbosstrand.
The kite-surfer was brought safely ashore.