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Stephen van den Berg, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty coxswain said:At 16h50, Saturday, 15th October, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports from a local man reporting to be stuck on a sand bank cut off by the high tide while fishing on a bank 500 meters downstream from the Rod Club on the Swartkops River with a total of 3 adults and 1 child and requesting assistance.Blue Water Bay surf lifesavers launched a rescue rubber-duck and NSRI Port Elizabeth launched the sea rescue craft Surfski Rescuer IV.Blue Water Bay community police and EC Government Health EMS also responded.3 adults and 1 child, all local males, were rescued and brought safely to shore aboard the NSRI sea rescue craft. They were treated for mild hypothermia and one of the men was treated for a laceration to his right foot by EMS paramedics and they require no further assistance. While on the scene the Bluewater Bay lifeguards moved an additional two fisherman to a safe area as a precaution as the area they were fishing in was also cut off by the high tide.File image File image
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