Monday, September 05, 2022

Somalian man's body recovered at Knysna Lagoon

The body of a Somalian man, who had difficulty in the water, two weeks ago, at the Knysna Lagoon, has been recovered.

At the time, 5 Somalian men, were swimming when one of the men, believed to be aged in his mid twenties had drowned,. His friends threw an NSRI pink rescue buoy towards the man, but he was unable to reach the buoy.

The National Sea Rescue Institutes, Craig Lambinon said eye-witness reported a body that submerged in the water near to the shoreline at Fountain Point near to East Head Café, on Sunday.

‘’At 16h38, Sunday, 4 September, NSRI Knysna duty crew, the SA Police Services and a Police Dive Unit were activated following eye-witness reports of a body submerged in the water near to the shoreline at Fountain Point near to East Head Cafe. The NSRI rescue craft Jaytee Rescuer IV was launched accompanied by Police divers.’’

‘’A body, believed to be that of a local male who went missing in the water 2 weeks ago in that vicinity, was located and recovered by Police divers in a free dive operation. The body was brought to the shoreline and taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services,’’ added Lambinon.

Police have opened an Inquest docket.

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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