Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
Img0664 File imageJean Le Roux, NSRI Hermanus deputy station commander, said:At 15h25, Friday, 01st May, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports from Police of a boat capsized at Buffeljags, between Pearly Beach and Quoin Point, near to Hermanus.Two men were on a rubber-duck off Buffeljags when their boat capsized and a 64 year old man, from Stellenberg, had swum ashore and raised the alarm but a 72 year old man, from Somerset West, was missing.NSRI Hermanus responded towing the sea rescue craft LE JENMAR II and the AMS/EMS Skymed rescue helicopter, the SA Police Services, Overstrand Medical Response and WC Government Health EMS responded.While responding to the scene it was confirmed by paramedics on the shore that they had sighted a body floating in amongst kelp and rocks 50 meters off-shore of Buffeljags.On arrival on the scene NSRI rescue swimmers recovered the body of the man, declared deceased by paramedics, and the body of the man was handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services. Police have opened an inquest docket.Sincere condolences are expressed from NSRI and the Emergency Services to family and friends of the deceased man.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONESMS 32287 with your name and a message of support for our Sea Rescue crew. SMS charged at R1
Share
Next Article

Capsized trawler in shipping lanes

Read More

You may also like

Simonstown pictures by NSRI
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 22 November 2021

3 incidents in False Bay for NSRI Simonstown and NSRI Strandfontein

A solo sailor alerted NSRI Simonstown, reporting that he was rounding Cape Agulhas heading towards Simonstown, after navigating around the East Coast and Southern Cape Coastline on his sailing yacht, expecting to arrive early on Saturday morning, with engine mechanical ...

Silvermine Dam pictures by Police Dive Unit
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 22 November 2021

Silvermine Dam – Fatal drowning

NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following an eye-witness report of a drowning in progress at Silvermine Dam, Silvermine Nature Reserve ...

Pink Torpedo Buoys
PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 22 November 2021

81st NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy life saved

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at West Beach. ...