Four people survive after boat capsized

Imogen Vollenhoven
18February 2013

On Saturday NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a rigid inflatable boat, with 4 people onboard, a female and 3 males, locals, capsized in the Keurbooms River Mouth, Plettenberg Bay.

NSRI’s spokesperson said Craig Lambinon said NSRI  Plettenberg Bay’s volunteer sea rescue crew were camping on the Keurbooms River banks at the time, on stand-by preparing to assist in a fishing competition which takes place today, and they immediately launched their private boats and responded, arriving only minutes after the boat capsized, and finding all 4 casualties hanging on to the upturned hull of their boat, and successfully rescuing all 4 and recovering their boat.

Lambinon adds that NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew had already launched their sea rescue craft and Discovery rescue runner, from the sea rescue base, and on arriving on-scene took all 4 casualties onboard the sea rescue boat and brought them to our sea rescue base.

Lambinon said the female, was taken to hospital by her father as a precautionary measure and she has been released following treatment for shock

Lambinon adds that the remaining 3 young men, were not injured and their boat has been recovered.


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