At 09h59, Friday, 15th June, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were alerted by eye-witnesses who suspected that a man may have gone missing in the surf on the Camps Bay Beach front after appearing to have waded into the surf.
NSRI rescue swimmers were activated to investigate and while NSRI were on the scene conducting a search additional eye-witnesses then came forward confirming that they had seen a man disappear in the surf along the Camps Bay beach front.
Additional NSRI rescue swimmers, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and a Fire Dive Unit, the SA Police Services and Law Enforcement responded and NSRI Table Bay, a Police Dive Unit and WC Government Health EMS and an EMS rescue squad were placed on alert.
In rough sea conditions a shoreline search was conducted including NSRI rescue swimmers conducting a shallow water search on the beach front and Fire rescue divers and NSRI rescue swimmers searching along rocks.
The Police Dive Unit joined the search operation and Police authorised a civilian who volunteered his drone which was used to assist in conducting an aerial search.
Despite an extensive search no sign of the man has been found.
The missing man appeared to be aged in his late 20’s or early 30’s and wearing dark clothing.
Very rough sea conditions prevented sea rescue craft from entering the search zone from the sea side.
No one has come forward to identify the man and circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by Police.
A Police Dive Unit will continue in an ongoing search operation.
Anyone with information that can assist in identifying the man should contact Camps Bay Police Station on 0214378140.
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