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Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon's Bay station commander, said:On Saturday, 06 June, at 08h25, NSRI Gordon's Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a fisherman of a body in the ocean that he had happened upon while fishing off-shore of False Bay.The SA Police Services were alerted and our sea rescue craft Jack & Irene was launched.On arrival in the vicinity of the location provided by the fisherman and following a brief search we rendezvoused with the fisherman, 18 nautical miles off-shore, beyond False Bay, and the body of a female was located and recovered onto our sea rescue craft.The body of the female was brought to our sea rescue station and the body has been taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.On Tuesday, 02 June, NSRI Gordon's Bay had assisted the SA Police Services in a search operation for a missing female off-shore of Lookout Point, Gordon's Bay.On Tuesday NSRI Gordon's Bay had launched sea rescue craft to assist Police in a water search in the vicinity and beyond at sea where a vehicle belonging to local missing female had been found at a parking area on the shoreline and a shoreline search had revealed no sign of the missing female.The SA Police Services, GB Med Security, WC Government Health EMS, CoCT Fire and Rescue Services and their Fire Dive Unit, a Police Dive Unit and Law Enforcement were on that scene on Tuesday and Police had opened an investigation after no sign of the female could be found.NSRI cannot confirm if these 2 cases are related. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives. Operating from base stations along the SA coastline, and on inland dams, our rescue volunteers are on call, at all hours, every day of the year. Our rescue crew receive no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue. We visit schools around the country teaching children about water safety. Drowning prevention measures include our online training academy, with free courses for crew and the public, emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards and active patrols during peak seasons. Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives, changing lives and creating futures. SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774
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