Friday, February 28, 2014

A man died after being swept out to sea in Bettys Bay

Loyiso Langeni
28 February 2014

The National Sea Rescue Institute on Thursday responded to a drowning incident in Bettys Bay whereby one person died. 

Eight crew members were onboard a boat which hit rocks and seven of the members managed to jump to safety onto rocks. 

One crew member was lost at sea.  NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the NSRI Gordons Bay helicopter started the search for the man.

“The body was located and recovered from a rock pool and he was confirmed deceased on the scene. The adult male’s body has been handed to the care of Forensic Pathology Services.” Lambinon said

Lambinon added that the South African Maritime Safety Authority are investigating the incident and an inquest docket has been opened.

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