At 13h22, Saturday, 09 November, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew were activated following Police reports of a drowning in progress at Rooipan se Klippe.
The sea rescue craft Sonja was launched and NSRI crew responded directly to the scene to join Police on the scene and a local doctor’s assistant, a paramedic, also responded.
On arrival on the scene a 38 year old local man, reported to have been in difficulty in the surf while swimming, was recovered by NSRI rescue swimmers from the surfline to the beach where CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced.
Despite extensive CPR efforts resuscitate the man were exhausted, sadly he was declared deceased.
His body has been taken into the care of the Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Condolences are conveyed to his family and friends.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE