Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gordans Bay beach Search continues for missing fisherman

Rentse Khiba
29 November 2015

A Police helicopter, NSRI Gordons Bay, NSRI Simonstown, NSRI Strandfontein, a Police Dive Unit, The Wilderness Search and Rescue, the Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services dive unit and local Police and Law Enforcements are continuing an ongoing search between the Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Gordons Bay for a fisherman who went missing last night after their boat capsized off-shore of Harbour island, Gordons Bay.

National sea and rescue spokesperson Craig Lambinon reported that NSRI Gordans Bay were activated following reports of red distress flares fired in the vicinity off shore of Gordans Bay.

The crew located a capsized snoek fishing boat with three men clinging onto the upturned hull and they were holding onto the body of a fourth man.

“The body of the deceased man and the three fishermen were recovered onto the search rescue craft and brought to shore. Paramedics treated the three survivors and the body of the deceased fisherman was taken into the care of Police and the department of Health Forensics Pathology Services.” Lambinon said

The survivors confirmed that a 5th fisherman, wearing a life jacket, had drifted away from the upturned boat in the strong winds.

Searches are continuing today, Lambinon concluded.



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