27 December 2004

Ski-boat crew safe after foggy ordeal

A ski-boat and its three crew were found safe off Kommetjie, near Cape Point, on Saturday after going missing in dense fog.

According to an SABC radio report, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) was alerted by a local yachtclub when the ski-boat failed to return at the scheduled time. It sent up a helicopter to look for the vessel.

An NSRI spokesperson told the SABC that, from the helicopter reports, it appeared that both the boat and its three crew were okay. He suspected they were caught in thick fog out at Kommetjie on Saturday and were unable to find their way back to land.

He emphasised, though, that this had yet to be confirmed when the rescue boat actually reached their position.


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