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Boat capsizes at Main Beach – two men rescued

The NSRI in Jeffreys Bay rescued two men at Main Beach yesterday evening after their boat capsized in the surf zone.

“We were on a training exercise when we received a call about a boat that had capsized at Main Beach and immediately went to their assistance, said Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander.

“Our sea rescue crew rescued two men, both locals, both aged in their early 30’s, out of the water and they were taken safely aboard our sea rescue craft.

They were brought to shore where our medics treated the skipper for shock and his crewman was treated for a laceration to his leg and he was transported to a local doctor for further treatment.

Their boat was righted and recovered and we assisted the skipper to get the boat onto her trailer and no further assistance was required,” added Van Rensburg.

It is believed that the boat may have suffered mechanical steering failure causing the boat to veer broadside to the incoming waves and causing the boat to capsize in the surf line.

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