At 15h50, Monday, 21st January, NSRI Station 15 Mossel Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eye-witness reports of a suspected body to be floating in the water off-shore of Mossel Bay Point.
The SA Police Services, the Police Dive Unit and Police Sea Borderline Control were activated and the NSRI sea rescue craft St Blaize Rescuer was launched.
NSRI rescue crew were dispatched by land and confirmed a body was floating close in-shore.
Arriving on scene, NSRI crew aboard St Blaize Rescuer located and recovered a body of an unidentified female suspected to be a teenager. She was brought to shore and taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE