Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Ravensmead man drowns whilst on duty at Cape Town Harbour

Cape Town police have opened an inquest docket after a 38-year-old man from Ravensmead drowned at Cape Town Harbour on Tuesday.

It’s understood the man was on duty at the time of the incident.

 ‘’At 22h00, Tuesday, 17 August, NSRI Table Bay duty crew and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network were activated following reports of a drowning in progress in the Port of Table Bay, E Berth, at the Cruise Liner Passenger Terminal,’’ says Paula Leech, NSRI Table Bay duty controller.

‘’On arrival on the scene rescue swimmers entered the water and recovered a man who was found lifeless and face down in the water and he was attended to by paramedics but sadly he was declared deceased,’’ she added.

Officials are trying to ascertain the cause of the drowning

‘’It remains unknown what caused the man, believed to be aged 38, from Ravensmead, who was at work at E Berth at the time, to fall into the water. The body of the man was taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.’’

 

PICTURE: NSRI

Done By: Mitchum George

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