At 13h26, Monday, 09th February, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated to respond to The Steps at Wilderness Beach following reports of a drowning in progress.
On arrival on the scene a 29 year old Johannesburg man was found already on the beach and suffering near drowning symptoms.
He was treated on the scene by NSRI medics and WC Government Health EMS paramedics and transported to hospital in a stable condition where he is expected to fully recover. It appears that he had been caught in rip currents while swimming with friends.
At 08h33, Monday, 09 February, the crayfish fishing boat Mari Louisa, an 11 meter boat with 6 crew onboard, reported to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to be taking on water and with a flooded engine room, off shore of Scarborough and under tow of a fishing trawler, the Biskop I, and heading towards Hout Bay but requiring assistance.
NSRI Hout Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Albie Matthews and Nadine Gordimer and on arrival on-scene water pumps were transferred aboard the casualty boat and with water being pumped out and the vessel in no immediate danger NSRI towed the boat to Hout Bay Harbour without incident and they were safely berthed and required no further assistance.
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