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At 08h00, Friday, 17th October, NSRI Bakoven volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for additional assistance from Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services reporting to be responding to Victoria Road, Bakoven, where a vehicle wreck had been discovered by eye-witnesses to be lying in amongst the rocks in shallow surf below a cliff, between Bakoven and Oudekraal, on Victoria Road.Our NSRI Bakoven volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft ROTARIAN SCHIPPER and NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Hout Bay shore rescue crew responded to the land side to join WC Government Health EMS and their rescue dive unit, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and their rescue dive unit, ER24 ambulance services, SA Police Services and a Police dive unit, Life Health Care response paramedics, Community Medics response paramedics, CoCT Disaster Risk Management and Law Enforcement, Cape Town Traffic Services, ADT, Camps Bay Community Police Forum members.On arrival on-scene EMS rescue divers were found working to free the trapped body of an adult male from the wreck in shallow surf in amongst the rocks and Police and Fire and Rescue divers searched the shallow water amongst the rocks around the vehicle while the sea rescue craft searched the vicinity shoreline to rule out any possibility of there being any additional persons from the vehicle missing or unaccounted for.A Police helicopter was also called in to search the vicinity around the wreckage.It appears that the vehicle may have left the road travelling in the direction of Hout Bay before plunging over the cliff into the surf possibly in the early hours of this morning.The body of the adult man has been recovered from the vehicle by rescue divers, declared deceased by paramedics and handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.No additional persons were found in or around the vehicle and it is suspected that the vehicle may have only had one occupant and the cause of the accident is unknown.Police are investigating and an inquest docket has been opened by Police.IMG-20141017-WA0007 IMG-20141017-WA0008
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