As the Bakoven duty crew were launching the Sea Rescue boat Rotarian Schipper for an exercise at 09:20 on Sunday 14 September, they were alerted by Cape Town Port Control of a kayaker in difficulty approximately 150 metres off Three Anchor Bay.He had capsized and not been able to re mount his kayak and return to shore.
When the Bakoven volunteers arrived on scene they found a group of kayakers 200 m off-shore, grouped around a flooded kayak. The paddler, Mack Johnson of Woodstock, was in the water.
Mr. Johnson, was helped into the Sea Rescue boat, and after being in the water for approximately 20 minutes showed no signs of hypothermia. The Kayak was recovered onto the Sea Rescue boat and taken to Three Anchor Bay with Mr Johnson who needed no further medical attention.