21 June 2014
The National Sea Rescue Institute
and Kommetjie volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports
of a 5 meter ski-boat without motor power off-shore of the Kommetjie slip way
with one person onboard.
NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon
said the NSRI Kommetjie volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to the
Kommetjie slip way where just off-shore, in the boat channel, we found local
Kommetjie resident Bruce Brink safe on his boat but with one of the boat motors
inside the boat.
Lambinon further said he was able to
recover one motor himself by pulling the motor up by its cables which were
still attached to the boat but the second motor was lost under water.Left with
no power on his boat a local fishing boat had come to Mr. Brinks aid and had
towed him about 25 meters into the safety of the Kommetjie channel where we
waded in and pulled the boat safely to shore.
“We launched our sea rescue craft
SPIRIT OF WINELANDS and NSRI rescue swimmer Rob Caine was deployed into the
water to try to find the missing boat motor but under water visibility was poor
and the boat motor has not been able to be located” added Lambinon.
Labels: A boat lost the motor power off-shore of the Kommetjie