On Sunday, 06th January, at 15h40, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander Justin Erasmus, while on holiday at Eerste River, between Oyster Bay and Plettenberg Bay, witnessed a jet-ski accident which has claimed the life of a Pretoria man.
The 53 year old Pretoria man launched a jet-ski from the beach in relatively calm sea conditions. He negotiated a wave but on the second waves approach it appeared that the jet-ski launched into the air and when it landed it is suspected that the man may have hit his head on the jet-ski. The man fell off the jet-ski. He was recovered from the surf by Justin with the assistance of his friends and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation efforts were initiated.
EC Government Health EMS and Police arrived on-scene and paramedics declared the man dead. The body of the man was handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.