Drowning at The Cove

Man drowns at The Cove

NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis BaySt Francis NSRI Duty Crew were alerted to a drowning in progress at the Cove on the St Francis Bay Canals on Saturday afternoon and immediately dispatched rescue swimmers to the scene. Two  private boats that were in the vicinity also assisted but the man had disappeared under water having been swept away from the cove by a strong rip current. An extensive search was put into action including a sweeping line search conducted by the NSRI rescue swimmers. It took some two hours to finally locate the body of the man who was recovered from the water by the NSRI rescue swimmers and brought ashore where the body was handed to the SA Police Forensic Pathology services. An inquest docket has been opened by the police who are also assisting the family of the man believed to be a local resident in his mid-30’s.

Kouga Emergency numbers

Telephone lines down

Lightning strikes have caused caused damage to some of Kouga’s emergency numbers. Until these are repaired residents are advised that only one 24/7 emergency number for Kouga’s Fire, Traffic and Disaster Management control room is currently operational. The number is

042 291 0250.

There may be delays in getting through on the number so please be patient..

Mixed Pairs

St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship

The St Francis Bay Bowling club held its Mixed Pairs championship on the 11th and 12th February with Merry & Toby Haring edging out runners up John Poole and Dot Coxwell.

St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship

(Left to right) Runners up: John Poole and Dot Coxwell with the winners Merry and Toby Haring. (Photo by Pam Stark)