Sunday, February 23, 2014

Two men drowned in the Western Cape

Mluleki Mrwebi
23 February 2014

The National Sea Rescue Instituete in Mossel Bay and volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at De Bakke, Mossel Bay.

NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said on arrival on-scene a search commenced for a 16 year old male missing in the surf after reportedly being swept out to sea by rip-currents while swimming.

Lambinon said during a dive search by the Police Dive Unit the body of the teenager was located and recovered from the surf by Police divers.

In another incident NSRI Gordons Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress in front of the Koegel Bay camping site.

Lambinon said on arrival on-scene the NSRI rescue craft joined a surf lifeguard rescue rubber duck searching for a 25 year old male that had disappeared after reportedly being swept out to sea by rip currents.

“During a search the body of the man was found floating in the surf line and NSRI rescue swimmers deployed from the sea rescue craft and recovered the body of the man to the beach by swimming the body through the surf to the beach where Cardio Pulmonary” added Lambinon.

The police are investigating the causes of both incidents. 

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