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At 16h45 on Monday the 12th of January, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following reports from the Transvaal Yacht Club of a drowning in progress on the dam in front of the Transvaal Yacht Club.NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Afrox Rescuer II and the SA Police Services and Harties ambulance services responded and a search commenced for an adult male reported to have disappeared under water but despite an extensive search no sign of the missing man has been found and a Police Dive Unit will continue an ongoing search operation.It appears that two men, employees of the Transvaal Yacht Club, working on a barge attending to yachts at moorings on the dam (repairs being effected following the weekends heavy storms) were due to return to shore but reportedly, while waiting for a service boat to collect them, one of the men attempted to swim to shore and got into difficulties while swimming and disappeared under water.Police have opened an investigation and a search operation will be continued by a Police Dive Unit.Hartbeespoort Dam View of the Hartbeespoort Dam from the Magaliesberg Mountains, in the North West province. © South African Tourism (
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