Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:
At 11h54, Sunday, 2 May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports a boat capsized in the shore break at East Beach.
The sea rescue craft Rescue 11 Alpha was launched and our sea rescue vehicle was dispatched.
Gardmed ambulance services were activated.
On arrival on the scene a rigid hull inflatable boat was found washing ashore in shallow surf and 3 casualty crew, 2 adult males and an adult female, from Cape Town, were found safe ashore.
They were medically assessed by Gardmed paramedics and they were treated for shock and for hypothermia and following on-scene medical treatment they required no further medical assistance.
NSRI assisted to recover their boat which once recovered no further assistance was required.