At 16h57, Sunday, 29th March, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eye-witness reports of a paddler capsized on a Sea-Kayak, 400 meters off-shore of Gordon’s Bay, and being swept out to sea in a 25 knot South Westerly wind.
NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew responded to the base to launch sea rescue craft. The first NSRI rescuers to arrive at the base launched on a private rubber-duck and located and recovered the Gordon’s Bay man, Gustav Trichardt, aged in his early 40’s, and his Sea-Kayak, approximately half a nautical mile off-shore and he was brought safely to the sea rescue base where he required no further assistance.
The eye-witnesses are commended for keeping the casualty in their vision and liaising with the responding sea rescue crew, to give the updated position of the man being swept out to sea, assisting in the successful rescue of the paddler.
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