Father and son rescued after boat capsizes

2016-03-05 18:39
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Durban – A father and his 10-year old son had to be rescued after their craft capsized in the ocean near The Bluff in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) they received a call from the 52-year old man who reported that he and his son were half a nautical mile off-shore of The Bluff holding on to their capsized craft and requiring assistance.

“On the arrival of the sea rescue craft at the scene, the father and his son were found holding onto the upturned hull of their 3.2-metre skivvy boat,” the NSRI said.

The two of them were rescued and taken to the shore. They didn’t sustain any injuries and their craft was also recovered.

The NSRI said that it appeared as if a rope had become entangled around the small boat's motor. While they attempted to free rope, the boat had capsized.

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