Man dies in Kromme River boat accident

Late last night,NSRI volunteers at St Francis Bay were called out for a 30 year old up country visitor to St Francis, who it seems, had dived off a boat into a sandbank.

The NSRI volunteers who responded to the Kromme River bridge were told that the boat had hit a sandbank and was moving slowly over it when the man dived off. It seems that he dived into the sandbank. When he surfaced he did not turn over and his friends jumped in and lifted him into the boat.

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A local doctor and the Emergency Medical Services also responded.

The NSRI started CPR and advanced life support was administered by the Doctor. After all attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful the doctor certified that the man was dead.