Sunday, March 16, 2008

Boat capsizes at Kommetjie

By Celeste Ganga
16 March 2008


On Saturday the National Sea Rescue Institutes Kommetjie branch was activated following a report to the Table Mountain National Parks of a 3.5 meter snoek boat that capsized 800 meters off-shore of the Kommetjie slip way.

“Initial reports suggested that there were six people involved in the accident of which two were reportedly missing in 50 knot South Easterly winds and 2.5 meter swells,” says NSRI helicopter duty commander, Ian Klopper.

Klopper adds that on arrival on scene, a private boat was in the process of launching, this boat rescued all the crewmen. The boat brought all those on the snoek boat to shore where two of them were treated for hypothermia and one for a suspected heart condition.

The capsized boat appears to have sunk.

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