Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said:
At 10h15, Sunday, 11th December, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a body of an adult male found in Zeekoevlei (near to Grassy Park) in the water near to a capsized small boat on the Eastern side of the vlei.
NSRI Strandfontein duty crew dispatched rescue swimmers and the SA Police Services, Police divers, WC Government Health EMS and an EMS rescue dive team and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services rescue divers responded.
On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that paddlers during a morning paddle on the vlei had happened upon the body of an adult man floating in a life-jacket in the vlei near to a capsized boat.
The paddlers had recovered the body to the shoreline.
Police divers assisted by Fire and Rescue divers recovered the capsized boat.
Circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown to NSRI and Police are investigating.
The body of the deceased man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
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