Monday, December 24, 2007

NSRI responds to call-out

By Tina George
24 December 2007


Yesterday afternoon National Sea Rescue Institute Bakoven volunteers responded to a call to rescue two men whose racing rubber duck capsized in Camps Bay.

“A racing rubber duck with two Hout Bay men on board were both on-shore when rescue services arrived on the scene, neither of the men were injured,” says NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

However many cases of drowning have been reported for the year.

Craig added that most of the drowning around the country have been as a result of rip currents.

“We have the spring tide which also brings a higher than a normal high tide and a lower than normal low tide which will result in stronger than normal rip currents,” says Lambinon.

NSRI are appealing to people to please exercise extreme caution when bathing at beaches.

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