3 Men Rescued at Kini Bay

www.MyPE.co.za: Bruce
Irvine, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander said: “At 18h51 on
Sunday 09th August the NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated
following a request for assistance from the mother of one of three men
who had reportedly become trapped on rocks at Kini Bay after being cut
off from main land during the incoming Spring high tide while angling.

The man had phoned his Mom to raise the alarm.

Our NSRI volunteers, Surf Rescue, Netcare
911 ambulance services and
BLS
ambulance
services responded to the scene.

On arrival on-scene two NSRI rescue swimmers were sent across to the
rocks, through the surf, and all 3 men were found to be safe but unable
to get back to main land through the surf. A rope pulley system was
established and all 3 men, Shah Desai, 21, and his brother Waseem, 18,
and their friend Katar Hashie, 20, all from Port Elizabeth, were
assisted by our NSRI rescue swimmers, using the established rope pulley
system, to be walked through the surf to the mainland.

Two illuminating white flares were set off by our NSRI
rescuers, during
the operation, to assist to provide light during the rescue operation.

The men were treated on the scene for mild hypothermia and they
required no further asssistance.

It appears that they had been fishing on the rocky outcrop which had
been cut off from the main land, while they were fishing, by the
incoming Spring high tide.

The NSRI
commend the men for not attempting to get themselves across
the surf channel until help arrived. They did the right thing under the
circumstances”

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