Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand station commander, said:
At 11h35, Sunday, 25 June, NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following reports of a man collapsed unconscious on a beach East of Die Blokke.
Our sea rescue vehicle and NSRI medics responded and the WC Government Health EMS were activated.
On arrival on the scene we found a local man who is well known to the community, 56 year old Kosie Erasmus, had suffered a suspected heart attack on the beach and our NSRI medics initiated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts and he was brought to the parking area at Main Beach where we were met by EMS paramedics but after extensive resuscitation efforts were exhausted he was sadly declared deceased by paramedics.
Sincere Condolences are conveyed to family and friends.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE