Lamberts Bay – 25 April, 2011: 2 fishermen missing and one fisherman recovered but declared dead:
At 11h30 NSRI Lamberts Bay volunteers and emergency services were called out when a Crayfish Bakkie capsized outside of the Lamberts Bay harbor with 3 local fishermen onboard.
Metro EMS, Police and NSRI Lamberts Bay volunteers responded to the scene. Our sea rescue boat was launched and a search for two missing fisherman was started. The body of the third fisherman had been recovered by a local fishing boat and brought ashore where paramedics declared him dead. The body was handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
An extensive sea and shore search has revealed no sign of the 2 missing fishermen.
Police Divers are on the way and police have opened an inquest docket.