OYSTER BAY AND SCARBOROUGH :
St Francis Bay:
At 11h12 on Thursday 12th, January St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were called out following reports of a man having a suspected heart attack aboard the Chokka fishing boat Galaxy off Oyster Bay.
Our St Francis Bay volunteers launched Spirit of St Francis II accompanied by a 24/7 ambulance service paramedic and on arrival it was confirmed a 45 year old man had died of a heart attack.
The body of the man was brought to our sea rescue base and handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
At 15h12 our Kommetjie duty crew were called out following eye-witness reports of red distress flares being fired by the crew of a ski-boat off Scarborough.
Our Kommetjie duty crew Spirit of Winelands and on arrival found the 6 meter ski-boat Goliath, with 4 crew onboard, 2 men in their mid forties, and two teenagers, drifting towards rocks after their boats engines failed, in a 35 knot North Westerly wind and 4 meter swells.
They were about 10 meters away from running onto the rocks when we arrived and we quickly set up a tow-line and towed them to shore safely where they required no further assistance.
They are all from the local nearby Oceanview suburb and they were not injured.