Morne Dettmer, NSRI Mykonos deputy station commander, said: At 19h55, Friday, 28th July, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports of a man missing after a boat reportedly capsized at Voorstrand, Paternoster.
The Crayfish Bakkie (open fishing boat) is suspected to have capsized with 3 local adult men onboard. 2 men had managed to swim ashore and they raised the alarm and were attended to by WC Government Health EMS.
The sea rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II was towed to the scene and launched and the SA Police Services and Traffic Services were in attendance.
During a shoreline and sea search the headlamp of the missing fisherman was located and recovered but despite an extensive search no sign of the missing man has been found.
The boat was found washed up on the beach.
On Saturday NSRI Mykonos launched Gemini Rescuer II to join Police in an ongoing search and recovery operation. Only one oar confirmed to be from the boat was recovered.
A Police Dive Unit are continuing an ongoing search and recovery operation and an investigation has been opened by Police.
Dorian Robertson, NSRI Richards Bay station commander, said: At 14h59, Saturday, 29th July, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Bay Hall.
NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene in their private vehicles and our sea rescue vehicle responded.
On arrival on the scene we found 2 women had been assisted from the water by bystanders after reportedly getting into difficulty in the water while swimming.
A child, believed to be aged 11, was being assisted by bystanders and she was sitting in a private vehicle and our NSRI medics commenced CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on a teenager believed to be aged 19.
Lifeguards, the SA Police Services, EMRS ambulance services and Meditrax ambulance services had also responded and on their arrival paramedics took over CPR efforts but despite extensive CPR efforts sadly the young woman was declared deceased.
The body of the young woman has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.
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