PJ Rabie, NSRI Bakoven duty coxswain, said:
At 01h23, Saturday, 14th October, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports from the SA Police Services of a male standing up against the sea wall in Sea Point, below the Sea Point promenade, on the Bantry Bay side of the Sea Point swimming pool, in a rising tide and NSRI were requested to assist Police to rescue the man.
NSRI Bakoven dispatched rescue swimmers and found the Police on the scene and the man was found below the promenade wall and although not physically in the water he appeared to be hypothermic.
The WC Government Health EMS rescue squad were activated and EMS rescue paramedics and NSRI rescue swimmers, using rope and climbing harnesses, rescued the man from below the wall bringing him up onto the promenade and the man was treated by EMS paramedics for hypothermia and transported to hospital in a stable condition by EMS ambulance.
Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:
At 22h43, Friday, 13th October, NSRI Hermanus were alerted by anglers fishing along the Gansbaai coast of red distress flares sighted in the vicinity of Dyer Island, off-shore of Gansbaai.
The sea rescue craft South Star was launched but despite an extensive search no sign of any persons or craft were found in any trouble and no reports of anyone overdue or missing have been reported.
At 04h30 NSRI suspended the search and local Police were notified and they would continue to monitor the situation.
By Sunday, 15th October, there remains no report of any persons overdue or missing.
Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:
At 07h00, Sunday, 15th October, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew responded to the Kowie River, near to our NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue base, where we assisted the SA Police Services to recover the body of a man found washed up on the shoreline of the Kowie River.
The body of an unidentified male was recovered from the river by our NSRI rescue swimmers and the body of the male has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket and are investigating.