Dramatic sea rescue at Mile 8

11 May 2018 | Local News

Erwin Leuschner - Six people, three grownups and three teenagers, had to be rescued from a capsized ski boat on Tuesday.

The boat Ajay capsized about 500 metres from the shore at Mile 8.

According to the skipper, known only as Desmond, he noticed the boat was taking in more and more water.

He quickly phoned a friend, who notified Swakopmund resident Quinton Liebenberg who in turn called the Swakopmund Fire and Rescue Services.

The six fishermen were brought safely to shore by members of the Fire and Rescue Services together with the Sea Rescue Institute of Namibia (SRIN) using a kayak as well as the SRIN rubber duck.

The capsized ski boat was eventually pulled out from the ocean in the afternoon on the same day.

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