Appeal for information on Port St Johns man believed to have been swept out to sea

MARCH 14, 2016

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Port St Johns over the weekend appealed to members of the public, who might know anything about an incident in which a man is believed to have been swept out out to sea on a raft in the area or anyone who can identify the missing man to report the local police.

"At 10h40, on Saturday, NSRI Port St Johns duty crew were activated following a report from the security at the Cape Hermes lighthouse at Port St Johns of a man being swept out to sea through the Mzimvubu river mouth on what appeared to be a make-shift raft," described Craig Lambinon, Communications Officer at the NSRI.

"Despite an extensive search no sign of the man has been found and Police were called to the scene and they are attempting to find people who may know who the man is but at this stage there remain no reports of anyone missing and the man suspected of being swept out to sea aboard what appeared to be a make-shift raft has not been identified and his whereabouts are not known.

"A Police Dive Unit have been informed of the incident and the coastline will continue to be monitored."