Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said; “At 09h00 on Friday 26 April, NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a 4.5 meter Catamaran boat capsized, with three men onboard, a man estimated to be aged in his early 40’s and two men estimated to be aged in their late 20’s, at Blue Water Bay. Port Elizabeth.
“Our NSRI mobile unit, the SA Police Services, Coastal Rescue, Mandela Bay Fire and Rescue Services, Blue Water Bay Surf Lifesaving lifeguards, EC Government Health EMS ambulance and rescue squad, Netcare 911 ambulance services and Community Police also responded.
“It appears that the boat capsized in shallow water in an outgoing tide and drifted 600 meters North and washed ashore, East of the Swartkops River Mouth, where all three men, who are locals, also washed ashore.
“One of the men has been transported to hospital by ambulance suffering near drowning symptoms but in a stable condition.
“The remaining two men are not injured.”
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