NSRI rescues King's Beach swimmer

JANUARY 7, 2015

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Elizabeth on Wednesday said that it rescued a swimmer at Port Elizabeth’s King’s Beach on Tuesday night.

“At 19h48 on Tuesday the 6th of January, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, on station at the time for routine training, were alerted by Police of a drowning in progress at Kings Beach,” said Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander.

“We dispatched our sea rescue vehicle towing our sea rescue craft Boardwalk Rescuer which was launched on the scene.

“Our sea rescue craft reached 21 year old Matemba Ngxishe, from Port Elizabeth, 100 meters off-shore in the surf line and he was rescued onto our boat and brought safely ashore where he required no further assistance.”

Last week NSRI warned beach goers of stronger than normal rip currents around the coast until the 9th January during the Full Moon Spring Tide, which peaked on the full moon on Monday 05 January.