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WITSAND:Hennie Kok, NSRI Witsand deputy station commander, said:At 16h17, Tuesday, 02 June, NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of the Breede River Mouth at The Bar.Our NSRI duty crew responded to our NSRI rescue base and the sea rescue craft Breede Rescuer was launched and WC Government Health EMS were placed on alert.On arrival on the scene we found a local man and a female on a small Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and both were safe on the boat after their boat had capsized before re-righting.Both casualties appear to have been thrown from the boat when it capsized and had managed to get back onto the boat which had righted.It appears that both casualties may have been fishing.It appears that their boat may have been capsized by a wave.The boat was taken under tow by our sea rescue craft and we towed them to shore where their boat was recovered and no further assistance was required. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives. Operating from base stations along the SA coastline, and on inland dams, our rescue volunteers are on call, at all hours, every day of the year. Our rescue crew receive no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue. We visit schools around the country teaching children about water safety. Drowning prevention measures include our online training academy, with free courses for crew and the public, emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards and active patrols during peak seasons. Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives, changing lives and creating futures. SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774
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