At 20h30 on Saturday the 12th of April, NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a boat (rubber-duck) with 6 men onboard appearing to be in difficulty off Cape St Francis and drifting towards the rocky shore.
Our NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF ST FRANCIS II and responded.
On arrival on-scene we found two men, claiming to be recreational divers, on a rubber-duck with motor failure. They had deployed an anchor to prevent them from drifting onto rocks and it appears that the remaining four men had swum ashore and were unharmed. With no lights on the boat we had located them by their shining a cell-phone light in our direction.
We took them under tow and towed them safely to the harbour where they required no further assistance once safely ashore.