Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said:
At 10h47, Saturday, 23rd March, NSRI Port Elizabeth were activated following reports of a fisherman in difficulty in amongst rocks in the surf at Lookout near to Noordhoek.
Police Control had received the call and alerted EC Government Health EMS, NSRI Port Elizabeth and the NMB (Nelson Mandela Bay) Water Rescue Network were activated.
The 2 male friends were fishing from rocks when the one man, age 55, fell into a gully and it is suspected the fall may have been a cause of medical reasons.
NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander and crew, who were nearby to the scene at the time, responded and on arrival on the scene we recovered the man from a rock pool and initiated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and were joined by paramedics and Advanced Life Support resuscitation efforts were applied but sadly after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted he has been declared deceased.
Condolences are conveyed to family.
Police have opened an inquest docket and the body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.