Investigation into unmanned canoe

Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 18h25, Monday, 10th February, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a Kayak appearing to be abandoned in amongst reeds on the Great Brak River between the Great Brak Police Station and Pine Creek.

The sea rescue craft Vodacom Rescuer IV was towed to the scene and launched and the Kayak was located and recovered and a search of the area revealed no signs of any persons in difficulty.

The Kayak was taken to the Great Brak Police Station and with no reports of any persons missing or overdue that may relate to this case a Police Dive Unit and local Police arranged to enquire at resorts and residents on the river to see if the Kayak, which may have drifted downstream, belonged to them.

In an ongoing investigation a local who lives at The Island confirmed that the Kayak is his and he suspects the Kayak had been stolen from his property and he will arrange to collect the Kayak at the Police Station.

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