At 10h40 on Saturday the 12th of March, NSRI Port St Johns duty crew were activated following a report from the security at the Cape Hermes lighthouse at Port St Johns of a man being swept out to sea through the Mzimvubu river mouth on what appeared to be a make-shift raft.
Despite an extensive search no sign of the man has been found. Police were called to the scene and are attempting to find people who may know who the man is, but at this stage, there remain no reports of anyone missing. He has not been identified and his whereabouts are not known.
A Police Dive Unit have been informed of the incident and the coastline will continue to be monitored.
It is hoped that anyone who knows anything about this incident or who can identify the man who is suspected to be missing will report to the local Police.
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