Rod Pitter, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:
During the late afternoon of Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam crew members Arthur Crewe and his son Keagan, out on the dam in their private boat, came across a capsized jet-ski, semi-submerged in the middle of the dam.
Following a brief search they located the skipper of the jet-ski approximately 400 meters from his capsized jet-ski and he was being assisted by a man on a jet-ski who was attempting to assist him to get to shore.
Arthur and Keagan took the man onto their craft and he was treated for exhaustion and bruising caused from the capsizing of his craft and following treatment he required no further medical treatment.
Arthur and Keagan recovered the man’s jet-ski which they towed to Pecanwood Estate and the man, believed to be from the United Kingdom, was reunited with his family who were relieved to see him safe and no further assistance was required.
Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:
At 23h45, Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a yacht, with 4 crew onboard, 3 males and a female, returning to Gordons Bay from Mykonos, and in windless conditions they had expended their diesel reserves and required diesel for their motor to continue into the harbour.
Our crew responded to our base and launched the sea rescue craft Jack & Irene and we rendezvoused with the yacht 8 nautical miles off-shore, diesel was transferred onto the yacht and their motor was started.
We escorted them towards the harbour and they came in under their own power without incident and no further assistance was required.
The operation was completed at 03h00.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE