Fisherman dies, 2 missing after boat capsizes

By Khanyisa Tabata
25 April 2011

A fisherman died and two others are missing after their boat capsized off Lamberts Bay on the West Coast.

The National Sea Rescue Institute’s Craig Lambinon said volunteers and emergency services were activated following reports to Police of a boat capsized outside of the Lamberts Bay harbor with 3 local fishermen onboard

“Metro EMS, Police and NSRI Lamberts Bay volunteers responded to the scene and our sea rescue craft was launched and a search commenced for two missing fisherman and it was discovered that the body of the third fisherman was recovered by a local fishing boat and the body had been brought ashore where the body was declared dead by paramedics and handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.

"An extensive sea and shore search has revealed no sign of the 2 missing fishermen,” said Lambinon.


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