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Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon's Bay station commander, said:At 09h00, Friday, 19th October, NSRI Gordon's Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning in progress at Strand Beach.The sea rescue craft Boetie Woltemade was launched, an NSRI rescue vehicle and NSRI rescue swimmers, WC Government Health EMS, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and a Fire and Rescue Dive Unit, the SA Police Services, Law Enforcement Marine Unit, GB Med Security ambulance service, the AMS/EMS Skymed rescue helicopter and local Neighbourhood Watch members responded and a Police Dive Unit were placed on alert.On arrival on the scene we found that 2 local adult men, who are believed to have been in the surf on a canoe, had reportedly gotten into difficulty, 1 of the men was safely ashore and suffering non-fatal drowning symptoms and he was taken into the care of paramedics and 1 man was missing in the surf.Despite an extensive air, sea and shoreline search, including rescue swimmers in the water searching, no sign of the missing man has been found and a Police Dive Unit will continue in an ongoing search operation.The injured man has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.Police have opened an investigation.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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