Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:
At 18h08, Sunday, 24th February, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eye-witness reports of a man fallen off rocks into the surf near to Dappat Se Gat, between Gordons Bay and Kleinmond.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski was launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, CoCT (City of Cape Town) Fire and Rescue Services Dive Unit, CoCT Lifesaving lifeguards from Koegelbaai, GB Med Sec ambulance services, ER24 ambulance services and the EMS/AMS skymed rescue helicopter responded.
On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that a 25 year old male from Zimbabwe, living in Cape Town, was missing in the surf.
Despite an extensive air, sea and shoreline search no sign of the man has been found and a Police Dive Unit will continue in an ongoing search operation.
Family of the missing man are being supported by Police and the NSRI.