Jacques Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said:
At 16h36, Wednesday, 26th December, NSRI Station 19 Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Mtanzini River Mouth. Port Dunford.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched, Police Search and Rescue and the Transnet National Ports Authority TNPA Port Net helicopter responded.
On arrival on the scene 1 man was confirmed to be out the water and not injured and 1 man was missing.
An air, sea and shoreline search commenced for 1 man, aged 38, missing in the surf and during a search the unconscious man washed ashore where Police Search and Rescue medics performed CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts but sadly after CPR efforts were exhausted the man was declared deceased.
The body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Sean Nass, NSRI Port Nolloth station commander, said:
At 15h55, Wednesday, 26th December, NSRI Station 43 Port Nolloth medics responded to the R382 following reports of a light motor vehicle rolled.
SA Police Services and Northern Cape Government Health EMS responded.
On arrival on the scene 1 man was declared deceased and a female has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a critical condition.