Couple escapes unharmed after boat capsizes in St Francis Bay

APRIL 11, 2016

A St Francis Bay couple escaped unharmed after their boat capsized in the Krom River Mouth over the weekend. 

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute's (NSRI) spokesperson, Craig Lambinon; "At 10h45, Saturday, 09th April, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew dispatched a sea rescue vehicle and launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II following reports of a boat capsized in the Krom River Mouth, St Francis Bay."

On arrival at the scene, the two casualty crew, a local husband and wife, were found safe ashore and their river cabin boat was found washing ashore.

"NSRI St Francis Bay assisted to recover their boat.

"It appears that while negotiating the river mouth the boat propellor sheered off after hitting a rock causing the boat to be caught in the breaking surf," said Lambinon.

"The couple were not injured."