At 14h32 on Tuesday, 27th March, NSRI Richards Bay volunteers were activated following reports of a man missing, suspected to have gone missing in the sea, at RMB Leafed Area (Richards Bay Mineral Mine), 5 nautical miles North of Richards Bay.
NSRI launched our sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table and our rescue vehicle responded by road to join the SA Police Force, the Police Dive Unit and the Sea Border Police on the very remote and rural stretch of beach.
The missing 25 year old local man, who reportedly said that he was going to the beach to swim at midday, hasn’t been seen since. When the man failed to return the local community members went to look for him and found only his clothes folded up on the beach and they then raised the alarm.
Despite the extensive search no sign of the missing man has been found and Police are continuing with an ongoing search and an inquest docket has been opened to investigate the circumstances of the man’s disappearance.