NSRI activated at mouth of Breede River
By Tarryn Le Chat
01 May 2007
The National Sea Rescue Institute had been activated following a call from a member of the public reporting a paddle-skier experiencing difficulty in the surf in the mouth of the Breede River yesterday.
A falcon inflatable rescue craft has been used on arrival on-secene found the paddler - a man staying at Cape Infant who is holiday from Cape Town – had a problem with a rope that had snapped on his ski.
Apparently this caused the man to capsize in the one to two metre swell with a strong outgoing tide.
According to Angus Kirkman, NRSI Witsand Station Commander says that the man managed to get to shore safely after swimming his paddle-ski to the river bank and he required no further assistance.