Cape Town – A small boat capsized at Maasbaai, near to Hangklip, with reports of one person safely ashore and one person missing on Monday, January 2.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Kleinmond and NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports from Law Enforcement and Cape Nature.
The NSRI Kleinmond rescue vehicle towed the NSRI rescue craft Rescue 42 Alpha which was launched on the scene while the NSRI Gordons Bay rescue craft Jack and Irene responded from Gordons Bay.
WC Government Health EMS were activated and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was placed on alert.
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According to a statement by the NSRI, a body of a man was discovered amongst rocks.
“On arrival at the capsized craft there were no signs of any persons and a sea and shoreline search commenced.
“During a search the body of a man was located and recovered close inshore in amongst rocks.
“The body was recovered to the shore where the body was taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.”
It added that police have opened an inquest docket.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin