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NSRI Table Bay duty crew and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network were activated following eye-witness reports of a local man appearing to be in difficulty in a natural tidal pool alongside the Sea Point Promenade

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:

A German couple staying in a block of flats opposite the Promenade had noticed the man in the water and they raised the alarm.

NSRI rescue swimmers, Law Enforcement officers, the SA Police Services, CoCT lifeguards, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and WC Government Health EMS responded.

On arrival on the scene an NSRI rescue swimmer entered the water where the German man was assisting to recover the lifeless body of a local man, believed to be aged in his 50's, from the water.

The NSRI rescue swimmer recovered the man onto rocks where sadly paramedics declared the man to be deceased.

Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man.

The body of the man has been taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services. Police have opened an inquest docket.

The German couple are commended for their efforts to assist.

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