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NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports received by GB Sec of a body floating in the water at Strand Pavilion.

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network was activated.

CoCT lifeguards, NSRI Gordons Bay rescue swimmers, GB Sec and GB Med ambulance service, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded,

On arrival on the scene CoCT lifeguards recovered an adult male from the surf zone and on reaching the beach CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were commenced by the lifeguards who were joined in their efforts by NSRI medics and paramedics.

After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted sadly he was declared deceased.

It was unknown what led to the incident and at the time the man remained unidentified.

The body of the man was taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Police have opened and inquest docket.

At the time no persons were reported missing that may be related to this incident and Police are investigating.

Anyone with information related to this incident can call Strand Police station 0218549100.

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