Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 13h25, Sunday, 23rd December, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Water Rescue Network were activated by CoCT Law Enforcement officers reporting a rigid inflatable boat capsized near to Kommetjie Lighthouse, Soetwater, with 5 male crew onboard.
4 men had made it safely to shore. But 2 of the young men returned to the water to rescue 1 man who was missing in the surf and they were able to recover the man from the water.
NSRI Kommetjie duty crew, CMR (Cape Medical Response), WC Government Health EMS and Marine Law Enforcement officers responded to join Law Enforcement officers already on the scene.
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were conducted on a 52 year old man, from Mannenberg, but sadly after CPR efforts were exhausted he was declared deceased on the scene by paramedics.
The deceased man’s 2 sons, aged 18 and 20 from Mannenberg, were treated for injuries and 2 men aged 18 and 25, from Parow, were treated for injuries.
All 4 survivors were transported to hospital by CMR and EMS ambulances in stable conditions for further treatment and all are expected to recover.
SA Police Services responded to the scene.
The body of the deceased man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Condolences are conveyed to the family and friends of the deceased man.