TABLE BAY PORT Thursday 07th June 2012.
NSRI were alerted that Police Divers were responding to Table Bay breakwater following reports that a man had been swept off the breakwater by waves and disappeared.
At 12h35 NSRI Table Bay were placed on alert.
An extensive scuba-dive search by Police Divers has revealed no sign of an unidentified man who is suspected to have drowned.
Eye-witnesses reported seeing the man being swept off the breakwater at approximately 11h45 and on their arrival at the site he could not be seen. Only a white bag, believed to have belonged to him, was seen floating in the water, leading eye-witnesses to suspect that he had drowned.
Initially Waterfront Security and local police were dispatched to investigate and on interviewing eye-witnesses it became evident that a man may have been swept into the sea and disappeared.
A search by Police and Police Divers will continue and an investigation by police has been opened.