Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base


087 094 9774

At 08h29, Wednesday, 8 September, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a man on a sea kayak appearing to be in difficulty on Knysna Lagoon and drifting towards the Knysna Heads.

Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said:

Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue station and the sea rescue craft Jaytee IV and Katharine were launched.

While responding we received a phone call from the casualty requesting assistance.

We reached the local 54 year old man on his sea kayak as he was drifting out to sea through the Knysna Heads.

He was taken onboard our sea rescue craft with his sea kayak and he informed us that he had lost his paddle and unable to navigate he was swept out towards the sea through the Knysna Heads.

We briefly searched for his paddle but it has not been found.

He was not injured and once we had him safely ashore he required no further assistance.

NSRI commend the eye-witnesses who raised the alarm.

NSRI are appealing to everyone launching any kind of craft to go to sea to download and use the free NSRI RSA SafeTrx smart phone application.

Next Article

Camps Bay – Missing man

Read More

You may also like

Generic  Shark Warning sign
RESCUE  | Published: 28 June 2022

Plettenberg Bay – Fatal shark incident

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a shark incident involving a swimmer at Sanctuary Beach, on the Robberg side of Robberg 5, Plettenberg Bay. ...

Station 23 Wilderness 02
RESCUES  | Published: 28 June 2022

Incidents at Swart River and at Karatara

NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted to reports of a truck that left the roadway at a low lying bridge on the Karatara River, Karatara Road, Karatara, inland of Sedgefield, with the truck reportedly trapped in rapid flowing water. AND ...

STATION 10 Simonstown
RESCUES  | Published: 27 June 2022

Cape Point – Fishing vessel capsizes:

At 04h44, Sunday, 26 June, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) were alerted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services and by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of a Saldanha Bay 24 meter fishing vessel capsized and that there were casualties in the ...