NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, 22 March 2021
STATION 9, Gordons Bay – Man deceased at Strand Beach
A 69 year old Somerset West man is deceased following an incident at Strand Beach on Monday, 22 March, in the early evening.
The man had gone for a swim near to The Pipe, on the South Western side of Strand Beach.
It appears that later he was spotted face down in the surf by bystanders who recovered the man from the surf.
NSRI Gordons Bay, the SA Police Services, GB Med Security ambulance services and Emergency Services were alerted at 18h36 and on arrival on the scene the man was confirmed to be deceased from what appears to be a fatal drowning accident.
The body of the man has been taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
Condolences are conveyed to family and friends of the deceased man.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity organisation that saves lives on South African waters – both coastal and inland. 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 receives no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue.
We visit schools around the country, teaching children about water safety. Our 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.
You can do your bit to assist. Please visit www.nsri.org.za for more information.
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