Police investigate the drowning of a man in Mossel Bay

On Sunday, 12 February, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports from the Police Dive Unit of a drowning in progress at De Vette Mossel, near to the Great Brak River Mouth.

The man went into the surf to assist his son who was caught in a rip current. The son was able to get out of the water but his dad may then have been caught in a rip current.
According NSRI Mossel Bay duty controller, Andre Fraser, the NSRI rescue craft St Blaize Rescuer was launched while NSRI rescue swimmers, Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services and Police responded directly to the scene.
“On arrival on the scene we found that a 50 year old man, from Herolds Bay, had been recovered from the water and bystander CPR efforts were in progress.”
After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted sadly he was declared deceased. The body of the man was been taken into the care of Police and Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket.


Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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