Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said: At 18h18, Saturday, 04 January, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Brenton-On-Sea.
We were preparing to launched sea rescue craft and WC Government Health EMS and Knysna Fire and Rescue Services responded.
Prior to our sea rescue craft launching we were notified that an unidentified Good Samaritan man had launched into the surf to assist a father and his son who were reportedly caught in rip currents and swept to beyond the backline.
The Good Samaritan reportedly reached them and assisted and guided them back towards the beach where Samantha Muller, a Cape Town off-duty Big Bay Lifesaving lifeguard, on holiday at Brenton-On-Sea, waded into the surf with an NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy to help them onto the beach.
The American father and son were medically checked by paramedics on the scene and they were not injured and they required no further assistance.
NSRI commend those who went to their aid.