At 06h31, Saturday, 15th December, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following reports of a yacht washing ashore at a beach at Southbroom, KZN South Coast.
NSRI Port Edward, Police Search and Rescue, SA Police Services, local Neighbourhood Watch and Med-Evac ambulance services responded.
On arrival on the scene Police confirmed an adult male was found deceased on the yacht and the body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket and SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) and Police are investigating and assisting in the case.
NSRI, Police and emergency services assisted to secure the yacht that is now hard aground and is being assessed by SAMSA and salvors to be appointed to secure the yacht and to have the yacht removed to a secure holding site.