Monday, June 21, 2021

Man dies after boat capsizes in Kommetjie

A man died after a boat capsized at Soetwater, Cape Town on Saturday.

‘’At 12h32, Saturday, 19 June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following reports of a RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) capsized at Soetwater with reportedly 5 local fishermen onboard.

NSRI Hout Bay were placed on alert.," National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Kommetjie station commander Johnathan Bakker said.

Four of the crew members were found to be suffering from hypothermia and one crew member was unresponsive.

"CPR efforts were commenced on the one man. Despite extensive efforts to resuscitate the man, sadly he was declared deceased on the scene by paramedics," Bakker said.

The rest of the fishermen were treated on the scene for hypothermia.

NSRI Kommetjie crew members recovered the capsized boat.

The body of the deceased man was taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.


Done By: Mitchum George

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