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
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,
Labels: Gordans Bay beach Search continues for missing fisherman