Teenager drowned in Vleesbaai near Mossel Bay

A 16-year-old boy drowned on Tuesday after being swept into the sea off rocks from the shoreline while fishing with his 47-year-old father at Fransmanshoek, Vleesbaai, near Mossel Bay.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson, Craig Lambinon said Mossel Bay duty crew were informed of a drowning in progress and the rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene with the help of SAPS, Police Sea Borderline Control and WC Government Health EMS.

According to NSRI, the father was located coming out of the water along the shoreline and he was taken into the care of NSRI and Police. He was unharmed.

“The teenager was also located in the water but sadly he was declared deceased by paramedics. The body of the teenager has been taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services,” said
Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson.

The Police have opened an inquest docket.



Done By: Esona Mfazwe